Social Worker-LADO - Allegations Team Manager

Salary £40.00 - £42.50 per hour
Discipline
Job Summary: To be responsible for ensuring that the Authority fulfils its obligations for managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children in any setting within the Authority area, compliant with requirements of Working Together 2010; the Education Act 2002, and Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006 Chapter 5 2006, other relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989, and the Children Act 2004, and Local Procedures.

To be responsible for ensuring that the Authority fulfils its obligations for managing allegations against staff and volunteers working with children in any setting within the Authority area, compliant with requirements of Working Together 2010; the Education Act 2002, and Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2006 Chapter 5 2006, other relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989, and the Children Act 2004, and Local Procedures.  The LADO work is a high risk complex area of practice and the manager must ensure that all investigations and outcomes are carried out thoroughly and safely and must ensure that other members of the team are upskilled to be able to do this work in the postholders absence  To act as the lead local authority designated officer in all matters related to establishing, reviewing and further developing the structures and processes in relation to allegations made against those that work with children.  To ensure that responses to allegations are dealt with fairly, consistently and expeditiously across all service areas, working positively and effectively in partnership with all stakeholders and partner agencies.  To contribute to embedding safe practice into performance, behaviour and culture within the Authority.  To develop specialist knowledge in the field for which the post carries management responsibility, acting as a resource to both peers and more senior colleagues.  To work with the Heads of Service and Assistant Director Social Care in meeting all operational and strategic developmental demands on the service contributing to the management of the service as whole.