Job Description

London East Alternative Provision

Child Protection Support Officer

Scale SO1 – term time only

Required ASAP


London East AP (LEAP) is a successful, high-achieving all through (Primary, KS3, KS4 and Post-16) alternative provision located in Tower Hamlets.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Child Protection Support Officer to support with the safeguarding of our vulnerable and at-risk students at our KS4/KS5 centre in Stepney Green.

This post involves supporting our Child Protection Coordinator and Social Worker, pastorally and academically both in and out of school, as well as supporting students with their school attendance and punctuality on a daily basis.

Our students have a variety of needs and need much support to ensure they attend school and are safeguarded in and out of school. The purpose of the role is to support pupils with their behaviour and learning needs, enabling them to participate fully in the school curriculum and ensuring that they make appropriate progress.

The Child Protection Support Officer will work with our pupils in a multitude of ways:

1. Supporting day to day attendance and punctuality to school, liaising with parents and carers, removing barriers to school attendance.

2. Advocating and supporting our pupils in and out of school with behaviour, wellbeing and learning. Working to improving the progress, academically and socially, of our pupils.

3. Supporting the DSL, our CP Coordinator, our social worker and SENDCO with the day to day safeguarding, information sharing and collaborating with teachers and support staff at LEAP to ensure all concerns are being picked up and processed immediately.

4. Liaising with colleagues and external agencies to engage in multi-agency work in order to ensure the effective safeguarding and child protection of some of the most challenging and hard to reach children in Tower Hamlets.

In order to be able to work with our students successfully, candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

This is a permanent post, term time only, and offered at SO1.

Those wishing to be considered for the role should complete an application form and return to Kathryn Ryan, School Business Manager, by 12pm Monday, 6th March 2023. Please be aware that we are unable to accept CVs.

We would welcome and encourage potential candidates to visit our schools. Please telephone or email to arrange this or for an application pack.

–      Closing date for applications: Monday, 9th October 2023

–      Shortlisting of applications: Wednesday, 11th October 2023

–      Interviews: Friday, 13th October 2023


London East Alternative Provision is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List Checks.

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