Contextual Safeguarding Lead
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 2100562
  • Published: Wed 15/09/2021, 7:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £52,866 - £56,100 p.a. inc.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Contextual Safeguarding Lead

Salary range: £52,866 - £56,100 p.a. inc.
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
A Rewarding Opportunity...  
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. 
The Post
We welcome applications from individuals who know ‘what good looks like’ in the context of exploitation and will seize the opportunity to shape service delivery. The candidate will be responsible for:
  • Leading on embedding assessment of contexts within the Child &Family assessments to recognise and identify extra familial abuse and risks and threading into the care planning process to include use of contextual plans that target risk and increase safety in the contexts
  • Leading on developing Contextual conference approach
  • Offering case consultation to social workers
  • Overseeing data analysis and lead on the development of mapping of contextual intelligence
  • Acting as a nominated contextual safeguarding lead/champion, collaborating and linking with the work of the Centre of Excellence in terms of whole system, policy and practice change and development
  • Being linked to the Contextual Safeguarding Network
  • Supporting and collaborating with the Centre of Excellent in capacity and capability development of key contextual safeguarding partners/stakeholders to adopt contextual safeguarding approach.
  • Being trained as a trainer in Contextual Safeguarding
  • Being involved in complex strategy meeting
The Person
We are looking for an experienced qualified Social Worker and registered social worker (SWE), the successful candidate will be someone with appropriate experience in children’s social care and strong knowledge of the arrangements for safeguarding children together with a proven ability to work with and maintain excellent partnerships. You will need to have experience of chairing meetings. .
You need to be highly professional, with a comprehensive understanding of harm and abuse as well as data protection, local and national policies and procedures. You will need to be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills both oral and written. 
Closing Date: 3 October 2021 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 25 October 2021
Additional Information
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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