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CP Chair / Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Job reference: ERBIRO3004
  • Location: Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: An exciting opportunity has become available for a Child Protection Conference Chair/ Independent Reviewing Officer in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire

This position is:

* Full time - 37 hours per week
* Initial 3 month contract
* Up to £42 ltd per hour

The overall purpose of this role will include (but not be limited to):

* To ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who may be at risk of significant harm.

* To ensure services deliver positive outcomes based on Every Child Matters principals is consistent with legislation, regulations, guidance, local policies and procedures, informed by relevant research and evaluation and which represents value for money

* To chair child protection case conferences and statutory reviews of children looked after by the local authority.

* In carrying out this independent chairing role, to check the quality and appropriateness of child protection and care plans for each child, and ensuring statutory requirements and departmental policy and procedures are adhered to.

* To check that children, their families and substitute carers are involved appropriately in the planning and review of children's cases.

The successful candidate for this position will have the following:

* At least five years post qualifying experience (in line with the IRO Handbook - statutory guidance) with experience of child care social work including CP and LAC work

* Experience of working within and providing information/input to a range of activities related to the Children's Social Care legal framework e.g.. case conferences, court, looked after children reviews, strategy meetings.

If you would be interested in this role or any similar roles please do not hesitate to contact Emily @ Service Care on 01772 208964 or email

Benefits of working for Emily @ Service Care Solutions:
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
* Loyalty schemes / bonuses
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Note: Do you know someone who is looking for work in this field? If so, please pass these details on to them. If we are able to place them into work such as this, lasting over 13 weeks, we will happily pay you a £250 referral bonus!