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Independent Reviewing & Child Protection Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC03978
  • Published: Thu 09/11/2023, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/11/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £53,577
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

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Independent Reviewing & Child Protection Officer

Are you passionate about being instrumental in making a positive difference to children’s futures?

Liverpool Children and Young People Services have high ambitions and are on an improvement journey to become outstanding. We have a new permanent locally based inspirational leadership team who have a fresh vision, dedicated to driving practice forward. It’s an exciting time to join us and be part of that change.

About the role

We are currently recruiting experienced Independent Reviewing Officer / Child Protection Officers to join and add value to our dedicated and skilled service. You will independently chair all CP Conferences, Strategy meetings, Looked After Children and Secure Accommodation Reviews, to ensure we consistently meet our statutory requirements.

This vital role also includes the efficient production and updating of child protection plans, co-ordinating investigations, quality assuring and auditing of all plans, to ensure risks are minimised and best practice is achieved.

About you

You will have a strong children’s social care background, with a proven track record in care planning and has specialist knowledge in child protection procedures, practice and legislation, having previously worked at a Team Manager level.

You will naturally be able to build and maintain strong professional working relationships across all multi-agencies through effective communication, where you are confident to challenge respectfully and be able to implement plans progressively and creatively.

You will be able provide clear decision making and ensure all children and young people are the focus, their voice is heard and considered and they always remain central to their plan and decision making.

You will have the drive and passion to continually improve outcomes to ensure a positive difference and brighter future for our children and young people and their families.

Why Liverpool?

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with it’s rich culture, as well as affordable housing, good schools, beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

Our offer to you includes an attractive package;

  • 35 hour working week with hybrid working model
  • 31 days annual leave, rising to 35 days after 5 years service
  • Very competitive salary
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Regular high-quality supervision
  • Management training and development

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Jenny Turnross, our Corporate Director warmly invites your application;

‘This is a really exciting time to join us in our improvement journey, we are truly committed to be the best Children’s Services and employer of choice, so come and join us and be part of our forward and innovative vision for our children and young people’

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion, please contact Emma Mclean – Service Manager

Interviews will be held w/c 4 December 2023.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and up to date registration with Social Work England as a qualified Social Worker.