Independent Reviewing Officer – Kirklees Council – £30.20 per hour

Job Details

The post holder will be an IRO based within the Child Protection Review Unit, and will specialise in LAC Reviews, Child Protection Conference Chair or LADO, but may cover the other areas according to service need. The post will implement and operate Child Protection Procedures in Kirklees, monitoring procedures and practice in order to ensure that Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership Child Protection Procedures are adhered to. Postholders will chair the reviews of statutory child care cases, remaining independent of the management of the child’s case and resources allocated for that case, ensuring care plans are determined that meet the child’s assessed needs and these plans are actioned. Postholders will chair, where appropriate, other meetings relating to the welfare of looked after children. Acting as Local Authority Designated Officer to manage allegations of harm to children made about staff and volunteers working with children across Kirklees will be a main focus of one of the roles. All postholders will contribute to the development of practice and quality assurance across the service.

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