Service Manager - Quality Assurance & Child Protection
Stoke-on-Trent Children’s Services is embarking on an exciting new way of working. We are adopting a restorative, strengths based, relationship approach to working with children, young people and families. This new post has been created within the Safeguarding & Quality Assurance Service to drive forward practice within our child protection conferencing and auditing functions.
You will be responsible for:
- Leading and managing the Child Protection conference service, driving forward good practice and addressing any drift or delay
- Managing the audit function ensuring we have a robust auditing programme which informs us about the quality of our practice and addresses any areas requiring improvement
- Liaising with the Principal Social Worker to ensure learning from audits is embedded in our learning and development programme
- Management of the LADO and ensuring a timely and robust response to the management of allegations against professionals
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).