Job Description

Project Description

The Risk and Compliance Team is a new department which works alongside the Business Systems Team and Development Team (Facilities and Health and Safety) under the Director of Risk and Compliance.  The Risk and Compliance Team aims to standardise our approach to compliance, including safeguarding, and share best practice, creating and manage clear accessible policy and processes which mitigate risk, measure performance, identify best practice and support our operational staff to provide the best possible service

Purpose of Role

Working within the Risk and Compliance Directorate, the Safeguarding Manager will oversee, promote and support effective management and compliance with all safeguarding responsibilities both internally and externally. The role will ensure consistency of safeguarding procedures across the Organisation, leading safeguarding peer reviews, ensuring that recommendations are followed through and providing support and advice on safeguarding to employees.
The postholder will also challenge the organisation to reflect on ensuring safeguarding policies keep people genuinely safe, and do not constrain people’s activities or the unique approaches of The Wallich.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

No Agencies.

We do not accept unsolicited agency referrals for this position and do not consider any applicants, to have been introduced to us via agency.

Main Duties, Responsibilities and Person Profile

1. To develop, implement, assess and review a comprehensive Safeguarding Framework, which emphasises consistency, proactive prevention of safeguarding escalations, and fosters a positive and transparent culture towards safeguarding, while ensuring that The Wallich fulfils all statutory responsibilities in relation to child protection and adult safeguarding

2. To provide support to the Safeguarding Steering Committee including co-ordinating meetings, compiling the agenda and distributing documents whilst working with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure internal Safeguarding policies, reporting mechanisms and review functions exist and are fit for purpose.

3. To support Service Managers with high risk and complex cases; providing expertise and guidance and working with internal and external teams to safeguard our service users and staff and where required, attend relevant external safeguarding meetings.

4. To work closely with Service Managers and People (HR) Team where the acts or omissions of a member of staff has/may impact on the safeguarding of service users, staff, may bring the organisation into disrepute. Where a Professional Concern referral is warranted, assist with the process and monitor its progress and outcome.

5. To contribute to the development and ongoing review of external information sharing and risk management agreements, ensuring standardisation where possible, and legally compliant. For example, WASPI, MAPPA etc. with the aim of promoting consistency across the organisation.

6. To work with the Business Systems Team to improve the quality of and analyse organisation wide safeguarding data across In-Form (Case management system), collating and identifying trends, providing reports to Senior Management and ensuring all concerns and safeguarding information is logged and stored securely.

7. Provide coaching and support to Service Managers regarding Safeguarding particularly in identifying, preventing and escalating concerns or incidents, in building strong and effective working relationships with statutory services and in managing complex or serious safeguarding incidents.

8. To work with the Talent Development Team (staff training) to monitor Safeguarding training compliance, contribute to the Organisational induction programme and ensure workforce training for new or existing staff is completed.

9. Join and participate in wider sector networks, collaborate with external stakeholders, share best practice, keep abreast of changes in legislation/practice and embed this knowledge within the organisation.

10. Facilitate consistency of safeguarding procedures across the Organisation, coordinate safeguarding peer reviews, ensure that recommendations are followed through, and work with consultants/specialists regarding impartial continuous improvement.
A full job description and person profile can be downloaded by clicking the Job Profile document link below. Please refer to this document when completing your application.


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