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Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer

Closing date: 29/05/2022

Reference: REQ103873

37 hours / Permanent

39,571 - 41,591 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer post offers an exciting opportunity to work in an enthusiastic and committed Quality Assurance Team within the Safeguarding Service here at Ceredigion County Council.

Whilst the Local Authority is developing a Through Age Well-Being Model of social care provision, your role will be to work specifically with children, young people (over the age of 18) and their families to ensure that the care, support and safeguarding interventions are of the highest quality and are meeting the needs of children/young people.

The role of the Independent Safeguarding Reviewing Officer will be to provide an independent statutory reviewing service for children who are being looked after by the Local Authority, young people who are leaving care (ages 18-25) and children who receive short break/respite Support services.

This role will also entail the chairing of Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences and ensuring that robust Child Protection Plans are developed for children who are at risk from or who are experiencing abuse and/or neglect.

The role will also involve the undertaking of Annual Foster/Kinship Carer Reviews and high risk children in need of care and support reviews.

You would be part of a strong, committed multi-agency local and Regional Partnership way of working that strives to achieve together the best quality outcomes for children and young people. The Local Authority is working to implement the Signs of Safety Practice Framework.

This Local Authority is committed to the continued professional development of our staff to in order support them to achieve their full potential, through supervision, support and excellent training opportunities.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cynnal – Specialist Through Age Services

We provide a range of through age specialist support services to the people of Ceredigion.  Our aim is to ensure every individual receives the specialist support they require in order that they can lead safe, healthy and resilient lives.   Our Key functions include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Health
  • Planned Care
  • Substance Misuse
  • Extended Support Services
  • Quality Assurance and Independent Review
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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