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Independent Review Officer (IRO) posted by Randstad Care

Full Time
£38/ hour

Job Description

Cumbria County Council is currently looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer. Your role will focus on chairing initial and review child protection conferences.

The role offers competitive pay and an immediate start for the right person.

Benefits of Randstad

  • £150 to any new social workers who join Randstad after 12 weeks in an assignment
  • £300 worth of vouchers for anyone who refers a social worker over to us [Click here to apply]
  • Offer £150 to any social workers who source their own job and refer to the agency (you will receive after completing 4 weeks)
  • Access to over 30 courses - free of charge- keep your CPD up to date every year
  • Access to Happi App - where you get access to discounts to shops
  • A committed & dedicated consultant


  • To chair inter-agency child protection conferences, strategy meetings and reviews in accordance with 'Working Together' guidance and procedure.
  • To chair reviews of arrangements for looked after Children in accordance with the IRO regulations, to review Pathway Plans of eligible young people as appropriate.
  • To promote the involvement and participation of children and young people, parents and carers in planning and decision making.
  • To ensure well crafted and accurate records of meetings are produced and distributed efficiently and in timescale
  • To contribute to the work of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board and its sub groups and provide reports.
  • To assist in the development of quality assurance and performance management arrangements within the Children's Services Directorate.
  • To carry out audit and reviews of practice and outcomes for service users and contribute to service development.
  • To act as Local Authority Designated Officer as required, chairing strategy meetings, making appropriate records of discussions and following cases through when appropriate.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare and well-being of clients in accordance with service systems, procedures and standards.
  • To develop and maintain systems and reviewing practices designed to ensure safeguarding is of the highest standard and capable of withstanding external scrutiny.
  • To address directly and decisively any safeguarding or planning/ performance issues that raise concern in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures.
  • Responsibility for peer evaluation of effectiveness of service provision and quality standards.
  • To undertake independent quality assurance programmes of front line Social Work practice
  • To produce reports for internal requirements and external scrutiny at FACT Board and LSCB level.
  • Develop integrated approaches with partner agencies in meeting the safeguarding needs of children subject to CP plans or looked after in accordance with statutory requirements and corporate directives.

The successful candidate must

  • Be a qualified social worker
  • Be Social Work England registered
  • Have at least two years experience as an IRO within a local authority setting

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss other opportunities available within social care please contact Ethan Proud on [Click here to apply]

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

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