West-Midlands
£23,545 - 31,833 per year
Permanent
Job description
Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service encompasses four distinct services operating in various geographical areas across England and Wales. This includes the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Servicae (ICTG Service). The ICTG Service is expanding and developing in 2021/2022 and we are pleased to announce some exciting opportunities to join a passionate and experienced national team. We are advertising various different and varied roles working with children and young people and/or with professionals that work directly with children.

Would you like to make a difference in children's' lives, be part of our dynamic team and embark on a learning journey with a service that is passionate about seeing positive change in the fight against trafficking and modern slavery in the UK?

This role is an Independent Child Trafficking Guardian.

Purpose:

Guardians work in the best interests of children to be an independent source of advice for children who have been trafficked, to speak up on their behalf and help them orientate around social welfare, immigration and criminal justice systems.

Posts Available:

* Midlands - covering East and West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Bedfordshire and Bristol
* Wales
* London - covering all London boroughs
* South - covering Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and Essex
* North - covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West and North Yorkshire

Location of Post : Home Based with extensive travel around the regions

Independent Child Trafficking Guardians work to...

* Support children through direct work; enabling them to navigate complex systems, such as social care, immigration and criminal justice as well as health and education
* Support professionals in identification and appropriate safeguarding of children and young people who have experienced exploitation including knowledge around the NRM.
* Act as an independent advocate working at all times in the child's best interest and promoting their well-being.
* Build relationships of trust with children and support them and the professionals working with them to keep them safe and reduce the risk of missing and re-trafficking.
* Ensure that every child in the service has been referred into the National Referral Mechanism.
* Assist (where appropriate) in enabling the child to obtain legal or other advice, assistance and representation, including (where necessary) by appointing and instructing legal representatives to act on the child's behalf.
* Enable children to safely access education, training and growth opportunities.
* Support children to engage in therapeutic direct work sessions to promote their recovery and social and emotional literacy.
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Posted on: 23 April 2021
Closed date: 09 May 2021
Job ref: 7815
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work