Child Protection Co-Ordinator

Reference:
MT101016
Sector:
Social Care
Salary:
£32 to £35 Per Hour
County:
North London
Contract Type:
Temporary

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION

  • To chair child protection conference and complex strategy meetings
  • To hold responsibility for ensuring correct decisions and recommendations are made when planning for children
  • To contribute to improved standards and outcomes for children and their families by providing advice and consultation
  • To contribute to continuous service improvement by quality assuring the service provided
  • To contribute to continuous service improvement through leading changes to policy and practice and ensuring their implementation

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To manage the formal review process of CP and chair conferences (including all necessary preparatory and follow-up work) ensuring that government and departmental timescales are met
  2. To maintain an allocated case load of CP.
  3. To rigorously monitor and track individual child protection plans and implement the conflict resolution procedure where necessary.
  4. To maintain effective monitoring and reminder systems to ensure that CP conferences and other meetings are conducted in accordance with regulation and policy and meet legislative requirements.
  5. To promote full and active participation of children and their families in conferences and other meetings, including meeting children on their own.
  6. To chair strategy meetings and conduct and/or manage enquiries in specific circumstances, including complex or high profile cases and allegations against professionals.
  7. To ensure the accuracy of the minutes, ICS and monitor and promote the implementation of resulting child protection and care plans. 
  8. To lead or participate in case audits of the quality of child care work, analysing practice, identifying gaps and developing strategies for addressing shortfalls.
  9. To provide supervision and consultation to managers at all levels on complex child care work, and to record such consultation.
  10. To mediate and problem-solve, both within Children’s Social Care and externally with staff in other agencies in matters relating to CIN, CP and CLA.
  11. To carry out management reviews of cases that meet the criteria in Working Together, including cases where a child dies and abuse is suspected to be a factor in the death; in consultation with the Service Manager.
  12. To lead changes to policy and practice and ensure that the service as a whole responds to new and emerging changes to statutory guidance and best practice standards
  13. To work independently and take responsibility for decision making on individual cases, negotiating with senior managers where there is disagreement
  14. To contribute to the development and delivery of Departmental and Inter-Agency training regarding the safeguarding of children.
  15. To promote the development, maintenance and monitoring of competence with respect to all Departmental staff delivering child care services.
  16. To ensure that all duties are carried out within the framework of the Council’s Diversity for All Policy.
  17. To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  18. To undertake such other duties, appropriate to post, as may be directed.

Start Date
ASAP

For more information please contact Mark on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Mark.Thompson@evergoodassociates.co.uk