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Independent Reviewing Officer

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Independent Reviewing Officer - Surrey Role:  IRO Location:  Surrey Pay:  up to £45/hr Contract:  Full Time (Locum) Our Local Authority client in Surrey is currently looking for a IRO to join their team in Children’s Services.  The role: To co-ordinate and chair looked after children’s reviews within statutory timescales placing the child at the centre of the reviewing process ensuring their thoughts and feelings are considered in the planning process. To review and monitor the effectiveness of care plans for looked after children. To ensure that Care plans are promptly implemented, that agreed actions are being progressed and that there is no drift in permanency planning. Key Responsibilities: To monitor the Local Authority’s review of looked after children’s care plans, ensuring that actions required to implement the care plan are progressed and carried out in a timely manner and that outcomes are monitored. To endorse care plans, make and record recommendations and actions that are required to meet the reviewed child’s needs, achieving timely outcomes. To make recommendations about discontinuing the child protection plans for children subject to such plans who become looked after. To refer to relevant Senior Managers cases and practice that are not addressing the care plan and to implement guidance and procedure for the referral to CAFCASS where the criteria for doing so is met. To meet with children to ascertain their wishes and feelings and ensure that this are considered within the planning and review process. To be considered as an IRO for this role in Surrey you will also need: HCPC Registration Social Work Qualification Recent DBS Check Previous IRO Experience (desirable) Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will pro-actively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially. That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours. If you want to know more about this IRO role in Surrey, give Fred a call on  01635 226350   Oh, and if you pass our details onto a friend and we place them, we are paying a massive £300 referral bonus for successful locum placements and up to £500 for permanent placements! (Terms and conditions apply)