Independent Reviewing Officer, £42.50ph, Havering

Independent Reviewing Officer, £42.50ph, Havering

Posted 3 weeks ago


Independent Reviewing Officer, £42.50ph, Havering
Pertemps are recruiting for a qualified and highly experienced IRO to support with Children in Care Reviews. Successful candidates must have LAC knowledge and experience.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Chair Child Protection conferences, identify risk and decide upon the need for a child to be subject to child protection plan, to ensure effective decision making about thresholds for child protection and child in need plans
  • Chair and minute Statutory Reviews for Looked After Children within agreed timescales so a care plan and permanency plan for each child is implemented without drift or delay
  • Provide professional consultation, advice support and challenge to social work practitioners/ managers on critical child protection decisions, and on care planning for children in care (looked after per Children Act 1989)
  • Develop SMART Plans which are outcomes focussed for children in need / in need of protection and children in care
  • Monitor progress of planning between reviews identify any barriers within the wider multi-agency system to the implementation of children’s plans
  • Chair complex strategy meetings as identified by Service Manager to ensure that timely and appropriate action is taken to investigate specific child protection concerns
  • Contribute to the response to placement disruption for children in care, including chairing Disruption Meetings as appropriate, to avoid breakdown of living arrangements and instability for children
  • Ensure that all Looked After Children and children subject to child protection plans fully participate in decision making that affects them relevant to their age and understanding, so they are fully engaged in decisions about them through a variety of methods including direct feedback advocacy and attendance at meetings
  • Lead on critical quality assurance activity to promote improvement in practice standards by monitoring and reporting on local examples of good practice by individuals and teams and any national examples identified by research or experience
  • Undertake Learning Together Reviews as directed by the service manager, and contribute to the case review process to implement sustained learning
  • Escalate concerns through activating the dispute resolution process, in accordance with the best interest and welfare of the child, as well as his/her human rights’. (Section 6.4 IRO Handbook )

If this sounds like the right role for you, please apply!
This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:

  • A Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Aishah Hassan on for more information.
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager