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Vacancy Details

Independent Reviewing Officer (CP Chair)

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade K SCP 40+41 £43,857 to £44,863 per annum
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/07/2021 at 23:57
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Independent Reviewing Officer (Child Protection Chair)

Permanent full-time role

An opportunity has arisen for an Independent Reviewing Officer to join the Safeguarding and Quality assurance service. 

The successful candidate will join the service at an exciting time as we work to really embed the role of the Independent Reviewing Officer with a clear focus on quality assuring Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences.  You will work closely with the safeguarding conference chairs and support the work of the Fostering Reviewing officer.  You will promote participation of all children and young people to ensure that they are fully engaged in the creation of all plans that relate to them. 

You will be an experienced social worker with a good understanding of Care planning and safeguarding practice and procedures. You will be able to chair meetings effectively and to contribute to the quality assurance responsibilities of the unit whilst working with social workers to support them to create the best plans for children and young people who are subject to a child protection plan or complex child in need plan.  You will develop meaningful records and be able to contribute to ongoing training and development of social workers.

For an informal discussion please feel free to call Nicky Horn (Service Manager) or Debbie Massam (IRO Team Manager) on 07870379630

Closing date  2nd July 21

Interview date 21st July 10 – 4 pm


Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.





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