Contextual Safeguarding Co-ordinator – Children & Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £35,223 to £36,417 35223 - SO1
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
12 month
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Children & Education
Children & Families Service
Closing date

12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment

The Context Intervention Unit (CIU) was formed in late 2020 to continue the embedding of contextual safeguarding in Hackney, focusing on our partnership work as well as continuing to develop contextual safeguarding practice within Hackney’s Children and Families Service. We are now at the stage where the embedding journey will move into the next phase. 

We are now recruiting for the role of Contextual Safeguarding Co-ordinator. You will combine co-ordination and research responsibilities for the Extra-Familial Risk Panel (EFRP), Contextual Safeguarding Case Consultation Forum and provide support to the Contextual Safeguarding Practice Lead. You will work in conjunction with the Practice Lead (Contextual Safeguarding) by providing information and recommendations for service improvements, service development and improve responsiveness/efficiency in responding contextual safeguarding cases within the Children and Families Service. The role will be part of the Safeguarding and Reviewing Service. 

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 27 March 2023

Assessment / Interview date: 17 & 18 2023

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