Job Description

The Children’s Society is a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people experiencing low well-being, who may be facing abuse, exploitation, and neglect. We support them through their most serious life challenges, and we campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We’ve been doing this for 140 years and we won’t stop until we’ve built a society where hope is alive in every child.

The Children’s Society is at an exciting stage of its journey, with new strategic objectives. We’ve got big ambitions for children and would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to reverse the damaging decline in children’s well-being.

A pivotal role within the Safeguarding and Quality Practice Team, with the remit to provide safeguarding and case management advice for complex and high-risk cases across The Children’s Society in relation to the safeguarding of children and adults with care and support needs. The Senior Safeguarding and Quality Practice Manager will be an ambassador of best practice, managing specialist safeguarding and quality practice staff within the Safeguarding and Quality Practice Team. You will develop and maintain consistently high levels of service delivery and practice standards in relation to safeguarding across the organisation. We are looking for a qualified and Social Work England registered Social Worker with a wide range of post qualifying practice experience, preferably in a local authority context. You will be the lead for a range of activities within the team including ensuring that Safeguarding Learning Reviews and our work with local authorities is robust and undertaken in accordance with legislative frameworks and organisational policy.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture at The Children’s Society. We also appreciate the best leadership teams reflect the communities they serve. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people across all groups that are underrepresented.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

This role is full time and can benefit from hybrid working combining working from home/from other TCS bases. National travel will apply.

For an informal conversation about this role please email our Head of Safeguarding and Quality Practice:

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2023. If, after 14 days, we have received enough applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy on Friday 17th February 2023.

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