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Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Job reference: GRIRONCC
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Independent Reviewing Officer
Nottingham Children's Services
3 Month Ongoing

The post holder will be one of a team of officers who act as an independent chairperson for inter-agency case meetings, in particular Reviews for Children Looked After and Child Protection Conferences. The post-holder will monitor professional practice and provide constructive challenge in order to ensure that the interests of children and young people in Nottingham City are safeguarded.

1. To chair a range of statutory meetings for Children in Care and Children with Disabilities according to legislative requirements, policy and procedures. To chair annual reviews of foster carers in line with National Minimum Standards.

2. To chair child protection meetings, including strategy meetings following allegations against people who work with children and their families, according to legislative requirements and the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

3. To be responsible for the accurate recording and documentation completion of all meetings in line with statutory requirements and departmental procedures.

4. To manage the achievement of local and national performance indicators and Departmental targets and standards, using information technology and management information as appropriate.

5. To make decisions and recommendations on behalf of the NCSCB in relation to children's ongoing safeguarding needs ensuring that plans are child centred, needs based and outcome focused.

6. To offer professional advice and consultation to staff at all levels within the Department and other agencies concerned in relation to the care, safeguarding and well-being of children.

Will need to collect laptop and mobile from IT in Loxley House Nottingham but will need broadband as all Children in Care reviews are being held virtually through Microsoft Teams due to Covid 19 until further notice.

Benefits of working with us:

- SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella company!
- SCS will pay £150 to any new Qualified Social Workers after 4 weeks in an assignment
- SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)
- SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency!
- SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development.
- SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!