Contextual Safeguarding Practice Lead – Children & Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £57,909 to £58,995 57909 - PO8
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 a Contextual Safeguarding Practice Lead to continue to oversee and support the embedding of contextual safeguarding in Hackney.  Themain duties of this role will be to plan for and chair the Extra Familial Risk Panel (EFRP),Chair Conferences equivalent to Child Protection Plans for individual children who reach the threshold of significant harm outside of the family home,  hold weekly contextual safeguarding consultation forums, coordinate peer informed assessment/ strategy discussions and train/ upskill staff across the service. 

You will directly manage the Contextual Safeguarding Co-ordinator and 3 Children Rights Officers.  The role will be part of the Safeguarding and Reviewing Service. 

A degree level qualification or equivalent is required, including a certified and current qualification in social work, with evidence of continued professional development. You will also have significant and demonstrable social work and contextual safeguarding practice experience within a  children and families environment. Staff management and practice leadership experience within the social care sector is also required. 

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: 23 March 2023

Assessment / Interview date: 03 April 2023

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