Independent Reviewing Officer, up to £42.50ph

Independent Reviewing Officer, up to £42.50ph

Posted 3 weeks ago


Independent Reviewing Officer – Havering 
Children in Care Reviews
Rate: up to £42.50 per hour
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
This is a qualified role requiring you to be SWE registered and have relevant experience as an IRO in Children’s Services.
Duties and 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

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

If this sounds like the role for you, 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