Independent Reviewing Officer - Foster Carers Review

Camden, London (Greater)
25 Nov 2020
08 Dec 2020
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About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. In this role, you’ll play a crucial part in ensuring that the fostering service provides good quality foster placements that meet the needs of the children and young people.

The role

In this role, you will play an integral part of the Fostering Team by monitoring and reviewing the quality and effectiveness of standards of care provided by the council’s foster carers. This will be done by chairing independent annual and ad hoc fostering review meetings.

You’ll also identify strengths and gaps in the social work foster care assessment process and provision of support offered to carers. Identify practice that is not delivering good outcomes and constructively challenge, informally and formally to improve practice.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

A key requirement of this role is to have a Social Work qualification and to be registered with Social Work England.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate that has extensive experience of chairing complex meetings.  Advocacy skills, collaboration with families, internal staff and partner agencies in the professional network are essential. The post holder will be familiar with Camden’s ways of working and will be able to demonstrate an ability to develop in the role.  The successful candidate should have senior/managerial experience of leading multiple complex cases and supervision.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

We are asking all candidates, in addition to outlining how you meet the criteria for the role, to also address the following question:

Please explain why you have applied for this position and what skills, knowledge and experience you have from your other roles that you will bring to the role?

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG,