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Children's Safeguarding Lawyer - London Borough Council

  • Job reference: LSSL/2406
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Service Care Legal are currently recruiting for the legal department of a London Borough Council who are seeking a Senior Lawyer to join their Safeguarding team. Please find below further details regarding this position.

ROLE:Senior Safeguarding Lawyer
LOCATION:South London
CONTRACT:July 2020 start, 6 months ongoing

The Role

*To assist the team in progressing complex Safeguarding matters through to completion
*To have direct managerial responsibilities for up to 6 staff members
*Advising and providing legal representation to Social Workers discharging their Child Protection functions
*To attend Legal Planning Meetings to consider the issuing of care proceedings or invoking the Public Law Outline

The Person

*A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with at least 4 years' PQE
Extensive experience of dealing with Children's Safeguarding matters is essential
*It is also imperative that the right candidate has worked in a similar role within the public sector
*It is also vital that the right candidate has previous managerial experience

If this is a position of interest, please feel free to give me a call on 01772 208969, or email