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Independent Reviewing Officer - Children's Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Unit

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Job Details:

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced independent Reviewing Officer’ for a temporary contract based in Swinton, Manchester.

Position Details:

  • Independent Reviewing Officer to work within the Children’s Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Unit
  • Temporary on-going contract (Initially until May 2021, with the potential for the contract to be extended further)
  • Full-time position: 36 Hours per Week

Job Description:

  • To review the care plans of children and young people, to ensure that they are meaningful and child-centered
  • To ensure care planning has a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people
  • To chair reviews of care plans for looked after children, within statutory timescales
  • To ensure that recommendations made are specific, achievable, measurable, realistic, and timely
  • To complete review minutes within statutory timescales
  • To monitor the progression of looked after children review recommendations in between reviews
  • To facilitate the effective participation of children and young people within the care planning process and looked after children reviews
  • To advocate for children and young people, where appropriate support children and young people to access advocacy services
  • To ensure that each child and young person is offered an IRO contact to discuss their care plan



  • To have at least 5 years post qualifying experience in social work
  • To have experience in a supervisory role within social work
  • Professional credibility through proven relevant experience in a similar role
  • Experience in using a strengths-focused approach to support improved outcomes for children and young people
  • Models and demonstrates Salford’s values and behaviors
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation and law in relation to children and families
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the implementation and management of complex casework process and procedures
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and information into meaningful and ‘user-friendly’ information; ability to ‘tell the story’ to bring people along and ensure all audiences understand the key messages


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