• Alisdair Low

Governance Safeguarding Officer - Part-time - Doncaster £300 - £400 per day

JOB TITLE: Independent Person MAIN LOCATION: Working across a Doncaster Group of SEN schools as required - most likely 2 days per month and on an ad-hoc basis as required. Salary negotiable MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: - To conduct monthly regulation 44 visits across any school in the Group - To conduct monthly monitoring visits as and when required - To raise standards in care settings by effective co-working and support to registered care managers - Coaching and mentoring senior social care staff - To ensure safeguarding issues identified during visits are addressed in line with the home’s safeguarding policy and are brought to the attention of senior leaders for resolution immediately - To work with Directors, Head Teachers and The Group's Managers to ensure the ongoing development of an outstanding social care provision across all residential school locations. KEY TASKS: 1. To conduct monthly regulation monitoring visits for care delivery in the Group and provide a thorough and balanced report to the site and the Chief Operating Officer, for initial review and action, prior to distribution to the Local Authority and Regulator (OSFTED). 2. To ensure reports are of a high standard and produced in a timely manner. 3. To effectively communicate and share good practice examples across the Group. 4. Advise and inform key staff on current legislation, standards, guidance and good practice with regards to standards of social care. 5. Allow locations the opportunity to explain, amend or clarify matters prior to coming to a conclusion. 6. To remain up to date in the social care field, including the areas of safeguarding and the changing inspection agenda – and to proactively advise relevant management teams. 7. Assist Registered Managers in the reporting and investigation of any child or adult protection issues where appropriate. 8. Assist the Group Quality Improvement Manager in the investigation of any parental, professionals or complaint relating to or from a young person where directed.

9. To inform the Chief Operating Officer and relevant Senior Managers, if appropriate, of any known child protection issues or any areas of concern. 10. To keep all employee and student/resident information confidential. 11. As with all Group staff, take joint responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, adhering to all safeguarding policies and reporting any concerns immediately. 12. To work as part of the team across the Group - promoting the policies, vision and ethos of the organisation, in particular in relation to Equality & Diversity and the Equal Opportunities Policies and Procedures. 13. Deliver specific training relevant to the role 14. To undertake any other task reasonably expected of an Independent Person This job description will be reviewed regularly and may change over time. You as an employee are required by The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 to: Ø Take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by what you do or don’t do; Ø Cooperate with the Company to ensure compliance with the law;

And Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1999 you as an employee are required to: Ø Inform your employer of any work situation which you consider represents a serious and imminent danger and any shortcoming in the employer’s protection arrangements for health and safety. Ø Ensure you do not misuse or interfere with equipment provided for your safety or the safety of others.


Skills/Attributes Essential E Desirable D


1. Level 5 in Care (children) or equivalent E

2. Up to date Safeguarding Training E

3. Other relevant social care qualifications D


1. Have previous experience of being an OFSTED Inspector; or D

2. Have previous experience of being a Registered Manager/ Head Teacher (or Responsible Individual/Person) of a successful Ofsted/ registered service D

3. Experience of managing complaints E

4. Experience of managing child or adult protection issues for at least 2 years E

5. Experience of conducting monitoring visits and preparing reports D


1. Excellent report writing ability E

2. IT skills including word processing, analysing data from spreadsheets and other sources of information and using email and internet browsers to do research (not necessarily certificated) E

3. Young people advocacy skills, hearing the voice of the young person approach E

4. Good working knowledge of the relevant Regulations / Inspection framework E

Personal Qualities

1. Attention to detail and ability to follow up and see actions through to completion E

2. Tenacious and confident in delivering improvement for others E

3. Discreet, diplomatic and able to treat relevant information confidentially E

4. Ability to build successful working relationships and key contacts E

5. Committed to safeguarding and the provision of first class care and education to children and vulnerable adults E

6. Presentable and smart appearance at all times E


1. Valid driving license E

2. Right to work in the UK E

3. DBS E

You will need an enhanced DBS for this position. Due to the large volume of response we receive you will only be contacted if your skills and experience match what our client is looking for.

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