Local Authority Designated Officer

Local Authority Designated Officer

Purpose of role

Their role is to give advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations; liaise with the Police and other agencies, and monitor the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible consistent with a thorough and fair process.

To attain this role you will

  • have had experience at Team Manager Level
  • hold a BA/BSc/MA in Social Work (or equivalent)
  • be Social Work England (SWE) registered

Key knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in this role

  • to be able to take professional responsibility for the provision of a high quality service
  • to be able to evidence a background of achieving positive outcomes for children within the social care system, ensuring that children are safeguarded through effective decision making and practice
  • to have a firm knowledge base in data protection and consent policy
  • to show strong demonstration of, response to and use of the escalation process and complaints pathway
  • to be able to promote and raise up to date expectations about practice norms, identifying and helping resolve poor practice issues
  • ability and skill in chairing complex meeting with multi-professionals

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