Interim Safeguarding Childrens Partnership Business Manager
Children and Family Services
Reports to Strategic Manager – Safeguarding and Quality Assurance
Responsible for Training Officer, SCB Training Education Officer, Safeguarding Training Administrator, Administrator
£400 per day
To be responsible for all aspects of the management of the Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP); to support the statutory partners in developing and implementing the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements; take the strategic lead in promoting the safeguarding of children in local strategic partnerships, and in co-ordinating the contribution of relevant partners in this.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
- To be aware of national and local developments and initiatives in the area of safeguarding children, advise the Chair and statutory partners regarding these, and coordinate response to such initiatives
- To advise the SCP Executive, and the wider SCP
- To be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the SCP Strategy and Business Plan in order that the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements work effectively to bring about the best outcomes for children and young people
- To work with the SCP Executive and Chair/Independent Scrutineer to develop the annual report regarding the local safeguarding arrangements
- To represent the SCP at appropriate meetings locally and regionally
- To actively support the undertaking of child safeguarding arrangements in line with the councils approaches including Restorative Practice, Think Family, Work Family, Child Friendly
- To support local partners in relation to any regulatory inspection regimes with regards to multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.
- To support the scrutiny arrangements of the SCP to ensure the effectiveness of the multi-agency arrangements
- To develop a multi-agency performance framework that reflects the safeguarding activity of all partners
- To analyse and present performance reports in relation to the Partnership and make recommendations regarding future direction and actions
- To hold partners to account in relation to their contribution to the performance framework and act where necessary
- To coordinate, analyse and report on the annual multi agency audits including S175 and S11 audits
- Development of performance and quality assurance management systems reporting and quarterly performance reports
- To hold and manage the SCP budget, in line with directions of the SCP Executive
- To develop and manage the SCP Business Support Unit (including any specific posts within the Business Support Unit) in order to support the SCP to ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of the multi-agency safeguarding arrangements taking into consideration
- Co ordinating and leading on the statutory requirements of local safeguarding arrangements; Rapid Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and CDOP process
- Developing processes to ensure that the voice of children and their families are heard and listened to within the Partnership
- Engagement with and support to all relevant partners (including the Third Sector and The Education Sector) in order that they can effectively engage with the local safeguarding arrangements and understand their roles and responsibilities as well as be informed of key messages and key changes in relation to safeguarding locally and nationally.
- To develop multi agency policies and procedures in response to regional and national emerging safeguarding guidance
- To develop governance arrangements on a multi-agency basis for the Partnership to ensure effective communications both within the Partnership (including its subgroups) and other partnerships/Boards is clear and co ordinated
- To co-ordinate multi-agency responses to children’s safeguarding including policies and procedures and workforce development opportunities both regionally and nationally
- Identify and disseminate learning identified from a range of sources / processes (reviews, audits, complaints etc) and to develop mechanisms to measure the impact of this learning upon multi-agency practice
- Co ordinate and support the multi-agency appeals process to address complaints within timescales
- To commission independent authors of CSPR’s when required and directed by the National Safeguarding Panel and then to coordinate multi-agency review panels and support the review process and dissemination of information/actions/recommendations
- Commissioning of training as identified within the annual training plan but also as required arising from local and national safeguarding reviews
- To make links, as appropriate with local strategic Boards/Partnerships to ensure collaborative approaches within a Think Family, Work Family approach for example Adult Safeguarding Board, Community Safety Partnership, Health and Wellbeing Board
- To provide strategic advice and guidance to the SCP
- To develop and deliver a communications strategy for the Partnership ensuring that partners know where to raise safeguarding concerns, promote learning and also to provide advise for parents and carers
- Develop and maintain the Safeguarding Partnerships website on behalf of the Partnership
- Ensuring that any concerns raised via the website are responded to immediately or signposted to the relevant agency if there is a child welfare concern
- To undertake other duties appropriate to the post as required by the SCP Executive.
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