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£68,288 – £71,811 a year

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Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?


Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.


About The Role


Since the Covid19 pandemic, the number of children and young people being educated at home who are known to the Council has risen.


We are now recruiting a Safeguarding Advisor to join the School Effectiveness team in Children’s’ and Adults Services. This role will be a full-time post supporting the Elective Home Education (EHE) function wih communications with other key Council, statutory and social care services.


This Safeguarding Advisor will serve as a link between EHE families, Traveller families, schools’ and Social Services. This post is a requirement noted through Ofsted and the Schools White Paper as further emphasis and responsibility is expected to be placed on Local Authorities to care for and manage the needs of EHE pupils.


The Safeguarding Adviser will also be the key link between schools and the Local Authority, reinforcing the safeguarding links between Dedicated Safeguarding Leads within schools and the HSCP as well as lead on developing further joint up working with LADO and MASH.


Key Responsibilities:


1. Maintain regular contact with CYP to ensure safeguarding of all CYP on Traveller/EHE list
2. Making the judgement of quality and the provision of ‘suitable education’ by parents/carers for all CYP on EHE list with regards to safeguarding of pupil wellbeing.
3. Engaging and working with families who are known to be home education through schools/admission but who have not completed EHE registration paperwork, conducting regular safeguarding checks.
4. Quality support for some of the most vulnerable families In Hounslow.


Your Skills


1. Working with EHE or Vulnerable families including those where a child has been identified as being at risk.
2. A thorough understanding of EHE.
3. Relevant and up to date knowledge of EHE and Safeguarding legislation.
4. The ability to understand and assimilate relevant legislation and guidance and give advice on its content.


Professional Qualifications:


1. Teaching qualification is desirable
2. Experience of working with EHE pupils and families
3. Enhanced DBS check required.


We value diversity in its broadest sense. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.


This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.


For more information and how to apply contact or 0208 583 0000


Interviews will be held 4th November 2022.

Source:Safeguarding Adviser EHE – London Borough of Hounslow –