SEND Officer

Location Enfield
Salary £23 - £25.90 per hour
This is a strategic role accountable for developing strategies, action plans and processes which support the continued development of the SEND agenda to ensure it is embedded within social care operations and practice across both children’s and adult services. To contribute to and influence the development of services and support for children and young people with SEND. To establish and lead a network of social care SEND ‘champions’ and link workers. Facilitating and overseeing the implementation of the SEND agenda within social care through this network and gathering insight and intelligence from them and other groups such as the parent carer forum to inform future planning. To support development of a data dashboard in relation to social care data and report to the SEND development group and SEND partnership board. To be responsible for developing social care aspects of the Local Offer that provide relevant advice and information and meet all legislative requirements. With in - depth knowledge, and understanding of both social care operations and the SEND agenda , identify areas where social care services need further development to ensure compliance with the SEND Code of Practice - generating solutions and implementing strategies and plans to address this - aligning these to social care’s operational and business plans and statutory obligations. To negotiate with and influence others, build and nurture effective partnerships, working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across the Local Authority, community, parent and voluntary organisations, promoting opportunities for co-production. Gather feedback from children and young people – develop case studies to ensure that the voice of the child at heart of our practice influencing future service developments. To participate in Quality Assurance and dip sampling of EHCP To act as the regional and national interface, representing social care at key regional and national events, and be a source of expert professional advice on SEND reforms relating to social care within the Local Authority. To ensure that learning from SEND inspections is used to improve practice and inform service developments. To attend the SEN Panel as the Social Care lead to ensure Social Care actions are communicated and followed up from the Panel as well as ensuring wider learning from Panel impacts on practice. The post holder will represent Enfield Council at key regional and national events and will be a source of expert professional advice on SEND reforms relating to social care within Enfield and will seek to learn nationally from the evidence base of best practice.