Context and Purpose of the Job
Many people who use our services can incur additional risks of abuse and exploitation because of their personal circumstances and experiences including mental illness, trauma, and violence. Some people may have been subject to abuse in their country of origin or on their journey to, or since coming to the UK. Whilst we support beneficiaries through our services and activities, additional action may be needed to prevent and respond to potential or current risks.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Safeguarding Practice and Policy Manager plays a critical role to ensure high and consistent safeguarding practice across the charity by:
- Ensuring that safeguarding (including children, families, adults at risk and those that are the victims of Hate crime) best practice is embedded in all our direct service delivery.
- Advising on safeguarding issues relating to individual cases and support delivery teams to provide the best possible support.
- Supporting the development, delivery and maintenance of a robust Safeguarding Strategy within the charity.
- Representing the charity at external safeguarding forums and develop external links to enable best practice internally.
- Be committed to the delivery of high quality effective safeguarding practice, and good outcomes for children and young people and adults at risk.
This role has an organisational-wide remit for leading the safeguarding advice and case management for complex and high-risk cases across the Refugee Council, driving improvement, and reporting the risks and learning from our practice internally and externally.
As a subject expert, the post holder will lead responses to the organisations most complex safeguarding cases within the organisation. This role will work with external partners to ensure effective partnership responses, and with all Directorates across the Refugee Council to ensure focus, oversight, review and implementation of high-quality safeguarding practices with children, young people and adults at risk. The post holder will lead collaborative working with our frontline teams to conduct safeguarding rapid reviews and learning reviews to strengthen our practice, ensuring it is robust and undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policy.
This role is primarily home-based with regular travel.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the 'apply' button.
Closing date: 5 June 2022