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Independent Reviewing Officer - Quality Assurance Team Enfield

Sanctuary Health

Sanctuary Health Enfield United Kingdom

1 month ago

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a new permanent position available for an Independent Reviewing Officer within the Quality Assurance Team to work full time based in Enfield.

Based in the bubbling heart of Enfield Town; Enfield’s recently refurbished open plan office has bespoke areas for service users and is an environment which supports their smart working policy surrounded by small businesses, bars, restaurants, a buzzing high street and shopping centre. The high-tech multi-agency office has good transport links into Central London and is easily assessable via the M25, A10 and A406.

As well as of a range of benefits detailed below, Enfield are an employer that offer hybrid and flexible working.

The salary for this permanent Independent Reviewing Officer job is up to £64,346 per annum.

Main duties:
• To chair child protection conferences within statutory timescales and ensuing that the views of children and young people are heard and given... due attention. To develop clear, outcome-based child protection plans to secure a child’s future safety and wellbeing. To also ensure records of these meeting are accurate.
• To chair Looked After Reviews in accordance with current legislation and the IRO Handbook, and to ensure that children and young people actively participate in these processes. To produce accurate records of these reviews.
• Quality assurance – to monitor and audit cases, ensuring the regular review and monitoring of individual child protection and care plans and the achievement of appropriate and timely outcomes for children and young people.
• To chair strategy meetings, where there are child protection allegations against staff and volunteers and to keep accurate records.
• To ensure that the local procedures are followed through all activity.
• To act as a consultant on child protection and care planning to team managers, social work staff and other agencies with the aim of providing direction and guidance to ensure standards are maintained and procedures adhered to.
• To contribute to single and multi-agency training around safeguarding and care planning.
• To ensure the implementation of child protection and care plans through monitoring and liaison with social workers and managers and to use the escalation procedure as and when required.
• To contribute to the development of recording, evaluation and quality assurance systems for children subject to child protection plans and looked after children. This will include analysis of information and information sharing with managers and social workers to maintain and promote high practice standards.
• Any other duties reasonably requested by management.
• Carry out all accountabilities in compliance with the Council’s Policies and Procedures.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
• An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
• Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
• A blend of remote and office-based working for most roles.
• Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
• Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
• Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
• Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

Requirements of this Independent Reviewing Officer job:
• A Social Work Degree or equivalent.
• Understanding of relevant legislation.
• Ability to engage, coach and motivate teams and set clear targets and expectations.
• Evidence of high levels of customer service and satisfaction.
• Experience of successfully managing performance and providing clear constructive feedback.
• Continual professional development.
• Social Work England registered.


This Independent Reviewing Officer job is advertised by Stefan Garrett; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement
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