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Fostering Manager

| Following Whispers Family Service

Fostering Manager Required

Independent Fostering Panel Chair

| Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced, self-employed childcare professional as an Independent Chair for our Fostering Panels.

The role of the Chair is crucial to our success in improving outcomes for Looked After Children. You will be a competent and accomplished professional with experience of social care at a senior level . You will have the ability to ensure that the panel functions within a clear anti-discriminatory framework and be able to demonstrate expertise in childcare planning and child development; a detailed and up to date knowledge of the legislative framework for Fostering and a comprehensive understanding of the national standards and current good practice initiatives.

Kirklees currently operates three panels a month. In addition to chairing the Fostering Panel there will be Panel Chair business meetings and at least one training day during the year. The Chair will be expected to be available for at least 80% of panel meetings.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service

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Senior Practitioner Adoption Social Worker

| Family Futures CIC

Family Futures is an adoption and adoption support agency awarded an outstanding rating by OFSTED in 2018 for our third consecutive inspection. We have a reputation for innovation and offer a high quality service – an integrated multi-disciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties. We are looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner Social Worker for i-Adopt, our Adoption Service.

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Independent Chair Fostering Panel

| Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

We are looking to recruit a candidate who is enthusiastic, dynamic and committed to ensuring that Foster Carers are recruited and retained who are competent to meet the needs of vulnerable children.
Status of Employment: 3 year contract, on a self-employed basis
Directorate: People
Service: Children’s Social Care and Safeguarding