Social Care

Independent Reviewing Officer

Job description

As a member of the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance team, you may hold a diverse caseload that will include mainly children looked after and some child protection cases.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking the review and evaluation of cases, primarily involving children looked after and child protection scenarios.
  • Demonstrating a strong ability to manage a diverse caseload efficiently and effectively.
  • Actively participating in auditing activities across the service to ensure adherence to quality standards.
  • Contributing valuable insights to enhance the overall effectiveness of safeguarding and quality assurance processes.
  • Ensuring active participation of children, young people, and their parents during meetings.
  • Demonstrating proficient report writing skills to communicate findings, recommendations, and decisions effectively.
  • Ensuring that effective decisions are made for Children Looked After and Children with a Child Protection Plan.
  • Monitoring and assessing decisions in accordance with Working Together and the Care Placement, Planning, and Review Regulations.


  • Proven experience as an Independent Reviewing Officer or in a similar safeguarding role.
  • Strong chairing skills with the ability to manage challenging meetings.
  • Extensive knowledge of London Child Protection Procedures, The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations, 2010 and the IRO handbook.
  • Thorough understanding of child protection and safeguarding regulations.
  • Ensuring that high quality services are being delivered to children, providing constructive challenge where needed.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months - on the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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