Charles Hunter Associates
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Reviewing Officer - Quality Assurance

An evolving local Authority are looking to appoint a Reviewing Officer who is committed to make an important contribution to the goal of improving outcomes for looked after children based in South East London.

This is a unique, specialist role consisting of both Independent Reviewing Officer and Child Protection Chair duties.

The Reviewing Officer will form part of this authority's Quality Improvement Service in Children's Social Care.

The service fulfils a reviewing and quality assurance function and so the postholder will have a unique overview and involvement with all the services across children's services teams.

The Reviewing Officers provide an integral ‘support and challenge' role and fulfil their duties as required by the London Child Protection Procedures and the IRO Handbook.

Reviewing Officers do not have case decision making responsibilities and do not supervise social workers; therefore, this role would be ideal for social work managers with CLA and Safeguarding/Child Protection experience looking to develop their skills and experience in quality assurance.


  • 25 Days Annual leave

  • Lease Car

  • Pension Scheme

  • Golden Hello - £2,000

  • Retention Payment - £2,000

  • Healthcare

  • Relocation Allowance

  • Additional Benefits

Your responsibilities:

The postholder will be responsible for preparing and chairing looked after reviews for children and identifying any issues that may be impacting on their welfare or preventing them from achieving permanence in a timely manner.

The post holder will also be responsible for chairing initial and review child protection conferences.

To represent good practice in the delivery of a quality service, Reviewing Officers on average hold a caseload of between 55-60 looked after children.

This reflects the unique diversity and complexity of cases within our borough.

Requirements of you:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)

  • A valid Social Work England registration

  • Significant experience of working within Safeguarding

  • Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

Location: South-East London

Salary: up to £58,400 plus £2,000 welcome payment and £2,000 annual payment

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 07587031100 or email for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this role isn't what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!