Education Safeguarding Lead

Stone, Staffordshire
£40,858.00 – £44,697.00 per annum
12 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Education Safeguarding Lead

Salary:  £40,858.00 – £44,697.00 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Responsive Services to take the lead on Local Authority responsibilities in terms of Education Safeguarding.  The post holder will provide support, challenge and guidance to schools and communities on a variety of safeguarding and child protection issues.


They will be required to work closely with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and with the Education Safeguarding Advice Service (ESAS) who are also located in Responsive Services.

The post holder will assist with the Local Authority contribution to the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB) and attend sub groups and serious case reviews, scoping panels and any other forums as required.

A large part of the post is to support schools, colleges and early years settings to achieve compliance with their safeguarding responsibilities through the use of audits and self-assessments. This extends to being responsible for developing the Section 175/157 audits under the Education Act 2002, compiling the report to the SSCB and acting on recommendations in partnership with other agencies.

The successful applicant will work with schools and their Designated Safeguarding Leads to develop safeguarding systems and encouraging peer support in developing policies and protocols.

The post holder will work within a small team in Responsive Services and must be able to work independently and act on their own initiative. Professional supervision is provided by the County Manager for Responsive Services. The post holder will be required to visit schools and other locations across the breadth of Staffordshire and a willingness to travel is essential.

If you would like any more information or an informal discussion please contact: Clive Cartman-Frost, County Manager Responsive Services on: 01785 854221 or by email:      

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Staffordshire County Council have made changes to the existing online application site.  Any existing log on credentials  (username and password) expired on 1st September, and applicants will now need to create a new account to proceed with an application

Closing Date: 21st October 2018

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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