Manchester, Greater Manchester
£23,545 - £31,833, plus Office at Home Allowance £97.36 - £194.71
Contract, Full-time
Job description
This post will be working in the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTGs).

Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs) are specialist professionals who support children who have been identified as trafficked or potentially trafficked to navigate the complex systems of social care, immigration and criminal justice.

A new role has been created as a specialist ICTG within the Service. We therefore seek a Regional Practice Co-ordinator to join the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service in Greater Manchester.

This role has been designed to:

* Support professionals working with children who have been trafficked so that the professionals can help and support children to navigate the complex systems of social care and criminal justice.
* Enable the voices of children who have experienced trafficking to be heard, encouraging and informing best practice and strategy development.
* Promote best practice in keeping children safe and the prevention of re-trafficking of children by providing advocacy, guidance and signposting to relevant services for professionals working with children who have been trafficked.
* Identify unmet regional need and bring it to the attention of local partners in effective and proactive ways.
* Develop a practice strategy in the region alongside multi-agency stakeholders to find the best ways to upskill and support professionals across the sector to recognise trafficking in all its forms.
* Identify and address potential blockages to effective multi-agency approaches to children who have been trafficked.
* Contribute to and deliver training and development for professionals and multi-agency stakeholders.
* Ensure that professionals have an understanding of the NRM and are equipped to refer children who have been trafficked to the NRM.
* Support professionals to develop their skills in compiling and submitting NRM referrals as required.
* Work with police, local authorities and other statutory partners to foster a collaborative working relationship in relation to children who have been trafficked and maintain an accurate understanding and analysis of the nature and extent of internal child trafficking in the region.
* Promote the Modern Slavery Act 2015, tools and resources including identification indicators, the NRM, appropriate safeguarding and accommodation providers.
* Comply with all other relevant legal obligations including, but not limited to, the Children Acts of 1989 and 2004, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 and relevant case law.

What we are looking for:

* Individuals with the drive, energy and experience to develop the ICTG Service within the Greater Manchester region especially in regards to child trafficking.
* Ability and drive to keep developing, learning and investigating your own practice knowledge so that this can be passed on in the sector in creative and effective ways.
* A confident person who can engage and contribute in multi-agency forums bringing challenge, advice and guidance alongside the child's voice and perspective.
* Someone who has demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.
* A natural trainer/facilitator who can use lessons from the frontline work to inspire strategic practice development.
* A worker with a commitment to developing & sharing best practice in relation to supporting young people who have been trafficked internally.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
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Posted on: 17 March 2020
Closed date: 31 March 2020
Job ref: 6430
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work