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Local Authority Designated Officer

Business & Corporate Services

Health & Safety, Well-being

Oldham Council

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Health & Wellbeing
Safeguarding and Review Team

Ref: G9/OL-28837
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £38,813 to £42,683 plus essential care user allowance (Grade 9)
Hours: 36.66 per week
Based: Rock Street resource centre, Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UJ
Closing Date: 25th July 2019
Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBA 

Job Description & Person Specification.doc
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Role Overview:

Working in compliance with local policies and procedures and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, the LADO will deliver the statutory functions of the Designated Officer including the management and oversight of allegations against people who work with children. You will be required to chair Allegations against Staff and Volunteers management meetings and provide advice, guidance, support and challenge to employers, voluntary agencies and organisations regarding an employee or volunteer who faces such an allegation.

Key Responsibilities:

* Management and overview of individual cases from all agencies and voluntary organisations that work with    children if an allegation meet the thresholds as set out in the Government Guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

* Monitoring the progress of cases to ensure cases are dealt with within set timescales

* Responsibility for maintaining information databases in relation to all allegations and producing qualitative and quantitative reports for LSCB and DfES.

* Attendance at or chairing strategy meetings and liaising with chairs of strategy meetings (if not chairing).

* Contributing to LSCB training programmes and awareness raising across Children’s Workforce.

Key Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Significant post qualifying UK experience

* Experience within Children Social Work.

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application deadline

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25th Jul 2019