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Independent Reviewing officer

  • Job reference: 2802202013
  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service care solutions are looking for a IRO (independent reviewing officer) to work at Buckinghamshire Council responsible to the reviewing officer.

Primary Purpose:
To carry out the role of the Independent Reviewing Officer according to relevant legislation and statutory guidance. To assist in the process of raising the standard of Care Planning, and promoting best practice for children and young people for whom Buckinghamshire is a Corporate parent.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To be responsible for ensuring adherence to Buckinghamshire policy and procedures promoting good practice in relation to children looked after in Buckinghamshire.
2. To be the allocated IRO for Looked after children, chairing all their statutory Reviews.
3. Monitor effectiveness of Care Plans for children by inspecting them at regular intervals and bring to the notice of the relevant manager any shortfalls in practice or resources.
4. Provide appropriate challenge to local authority planning for individual children according to the requirements of the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review regulations 2011, and relevant government guidance.
5. Be a member of relevant multi-agency and internal Children's Services working groups, as required, chairing such groups where appropriate.
6. Contribute to training both for Children's Social Care staff, and staff from other Agencies and the voluntary sector as required.

Buckinghamshire CouncilBENEFITS
You will be entitled to a wide range of BCC benefits, including a generous Benefit Scheme with an employer contribution of £26%, discount in shops / restaurant's and 1/3 of local trains and buses

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Please call louise rutter on 01772 208964 or email

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