Redbridge, Greater London
Job description

Home-Start Redbridge is an empowering, visionary family support service built on trusted relationships and rooted in the community. Looking forward, we are ambitious for our future,  and looking for a Safeguarding Trustee to join us.

This role has a specific focus on promoting awareness of safeguarding and bringing experience, expertise and knowledge to the scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements and promotion of best practice within the Charity.   The role will take the lead in taking oversight of our activities and performance related to safeguarding; be involved in the development of our services; and be a key enabler for our organisation to fulfil its potential and deliver on our ambition.  It is important that you have an understanding of key questions to ask  and answer for the Board before making decisions relating to the future operation of new services.  

Ideally you will have experience in Local Authority, Social Work Dept or Health and Social Care Trust with responsibility for safeguarding or working as a teacher and playing a key role relating to safeguarding


Experience of working with children and have an understanding of the needs of children

Experience of working with complex families and being able to identify issues and areas of concern

You will be required to work closely with our staff team supporting them in safeguarding issues and providing advice and guidance to the team

Ability to provide strategic input to our safeguarding work as required.

Posted on: 13 July 2019
Closed date: 30 September 2019
Tags: Social Work