The Birmingham Diocesan Trust (BDT) is looking to appoint an experienced and qualified social worker or an alternatively qualified professional with significant multiagency safeguarding experience, to its Safeguarding Team.
As a Safeguarding Advisor you will, along with the Head of Safeguarding and other colleagues, be responsible for providing effective safeguarding advice and training across the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
You will be expected to promote excellent safeguarding practice, in line with local and national best practice, provide advice to Clergy and volunteer Parish Safeguarding Representatives on children and adults safeguarding practice and respond to safeguarding referrals.
You will need to be able to liaise effectively with a variety of statutory agencies and represent the Archdiocese at safeguarding meetings as well as supporting victims and survivors of past abuse.
This is a demanding and challenging role; therefore, we are looking for someone with:
- Experience of working within a safeguarding setting.
- A strong advocate for children at risk of harm and vulnerable adults and a determination to promote as paramount the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
- Significant post qualification experience of adult or child safeguarding.
- Knowledge of both child and adult safeguarding legislation and guidance.
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