Overview

Partnership Co-ordinator required for the Child Death Review Process (CDOP) for Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Partnership. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames presents a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together to help keep local children safe.

Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) is looking for a member of staff to work part time 18 hours per week on a fixed term basis to support the Child Death Review processes. The fixed term contract is for the period of 12 months. Our organisation works towards the statutory guidance outlined in Chapter 5 Working Together to safeguard Children,2018 and the statutory guidance for child death Statutory Guidance for Child Death Reviews.

Partnership Co-ordinator (CDOP) will be an integral part of the process to keep required to coordinate local child death review process.

The role will involve:

  • Receiving notification of the deaths of children and young people aged under 18 years in Kingston & Richmond, gathering and sharing relevant information, and supporting the necessary processes to complete the review of their deaths.
  • Reviews conducted are intended to identify any modifiable factors in relation to child deaths, make recommendations, and promote the learning in order to prevent future child deaths. 

The Partnership Co-ordinator (CDOP) will be required to:

  • Provide policy and business support to the Designated Paediatrician for child deaths including accurate recording of child death information via e-CDOP.
  • Responsibility for the collection and submission of relevant reports about individual children to the South West London Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP).
  • Liaise with families to share information and support their contribution to the child death review process.
  • Support the collection and analysis of performance data and insight about local multi-agency safeguarding practice, including accurate recording of child death information via e-CDOP.
  • Inform the learning and development programme to ensure that it is relevant and responsive to the needs of the workforce, particularly in relation to learning from child death reviews.

The KRSCP works across both boroughs, providing training, policy and procedural support, quality assurance and coordination of work to keep children safe. Currently team members are working from home due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, should this change we have office areas in both local authorities and at times there may be travel to both Richmond & Kingston Council/ hospital for meetings.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, part-time hours, and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  4th July 2021

Shortlisting Date: 5th July 2021

Interview Date: 14th July 2021    

For an informal discussion please contact: Tracey Welding Deputy Partnership Manager Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) 07957 206 874

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Secondment Information

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying.  Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

required for the Child Death Review Process (CDOP) for Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Partnership. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames presents a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together to help keep local children safe.

Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) is looking for a member of staff to work part time 18 hours per week on a fixed term basis to support the Child Death Review processes. The fixed term contract is for the period of 12 months. Our organisation works towards the statutory guidance outlined in Chapter 5 Working Together to safeguard Children,2018 and the statutory guidance for child death Statutory Guidance for Child Death Reviews.

Partnership Co-ordinator (CDOP) will be an integral part of the process to keep required to coordinate local child death review process.

The role will involve:

  • Receiving notification of the deaths of children and young people aged under 18 years in Kingston & Richmond, gathering and sharing relevant information, and supporting the necessary processes to complete the review of their deaths.
  • Reviews conducted are intended to identify any modifiable factors in relation to child deaths, make recommendations, and promote the learning in order to prevent future child deaths. 

The Partnership Co-ordinator (CDOP) will be required to:

  • Provide policy and business support to the Designated Paediatrician for child deaths including accurate recording of child death information via e-CDOP.
  • Responsibility for the collection and submission of relevant reports about individual children to the South West London Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP).
  • Liaise with families to share information and support their contribution to the child death review process.
  • Support the collection and analysis of performance data and insight about local multi-agency safeguarding practice, including accurate recording of child death information via e-CDOP.
  • Inform the learning and development programme to ensure that it is relevant and responsive to the needs of the workforce, particularly in relation to learning from child death reviews.

The KRSCP works across both boroughs, providing training, policy and procedural support, quality assurance and coordination of work to keep children safe. Currently team members are working from home due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, should this change we have office areas in both local authorities and at times there may be travel to both Richmond & Kingston Council/ hospital for meetings.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, part-time hours, and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  4th July 2021

Shortlisting Date: 5th July 2021

Interview Date: 14th July 2021    

For an informal discussion please contact: Tracey Welding Deputy Partnership Manager Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) 07957 206 874

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. Promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Secondment Information

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying.  Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

£36,219 – £43,887 pro rata
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