Child Protection Advisor



Closing Date:

23 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO7C
Salary: £57,172 – £60,328 per annum
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024
Interview Date: July 2024
Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity in the Child Protection Conference team as a Child Protection Advisor. As a Haringey Child Protection Advisor you will chair both Child Protection Conferences and Contextual Safeguarding Child in Need meetings. You will have a unique oversight role for the child protection and contextual safeguarding plans developed at the meetings you chair. You will provide safeguarding advice to practitioners. You will have a responsibility to monitor, support and to improve practice and be a child-focused practitioner, who is keen to develop young people’s involvement in their own meetings, and to support them to take part in planning. You will be working with agency partners, bringing them together to contribute to analysis and decision making around risk, and managing the different perspectives brought by different disciplines and individuals to multi-partner meetings. Your experience and sound knowledge of safeguarding, thresholds, and safeguarding processes will make you a safe pair of hands to develop and oversee safeguarding plans in Haringey. Child Protection Conferences in Haringey take place face to face. This means you will be in the office at least 3 days a week.

About the Team

You will join an established team of experienced Child Protection Advisors led by the Child Protection Conference Service Manager and supported by CP Business Support Officers. This sits within the Engagement, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance service.

About You

We are looking for a very experienced social work practitioner with an active Social Work England registration. You will have substantial post-qualification experience in statutory children’s social work safeguarding services, and in chairing complex multi-agency meetings. You will have worked with children, their parents and agency partners, in a diverse urban environment with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds. You will be able to work efficiently and effectively within tight timescales to produce SMART care and protection plans. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and statutory guidance, and of national issues relevant to child protection, including a good understanding of extra-familial harm and contextual safeguarding. You will know about current research and models of best practice. You will be able to share and apply this in the work you do. You will have excellent written, oral and presentation skills, and be experienced in engaging and consulting parents/carers, children and young people, and agency partners in decision-making, planning and review processes. You will be able to develop good working relationships whilst providing appropriate levels of challenge to policy and practice. You will be able to lead, influence and coach staff, and to contribute to developing and delivering training. You will have quality assurance and audit skills.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.
Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and well-being support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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