Conferencing and reviewing service

About us

The Conferencing and reviewing service work with children who are subject to child protection plans and with the children that we care for. The team chair conferences and review meetings, ensuring that all our children have plans that are outcome focused and are achieving positive impact.

The team provide ongoing oversight, leadership and assurance, driving aspirational practice and improvements across the system.

The team is county wide and responsible for:

  • chairing child protection case conferences
  • chairing reviews for the children that we care for
    ongoing oversight, assurance and impact in driving children’s plans throughout the child’s journey
  • providing specialist practice knowledge to support operational teams
  • generating system wide learning through completing auditing of children’s files.

Our roles

  • Independent Reviewing Officer accountability summary

    • Lead conferences and reviews for children subject to child protection plans and the children that we care for to formulate aspirational, outcome focused plans.
    • Provide ongoing oversight and assurance to ensure those plans progress positively throughout the child’s journey, using your ability to influence and, where necessary, challenge to ensure the best possible outcomes for children.
    • The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with children and families, ensuring their views and lived experiences are central to our approach ad planning.
  • Conferencing and Reviewing Service Manager accountability summary

    • Drive outcome focused planning, assurance and improvement across the system.
    • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of evidence-based policies, processes and guidance, founded upon the views of stakeholders.
    • Develop effective relationships within Children’s Services and across the partnership.
    • Manage a budget and contribute to decisions on high level spending.
    • Manage service delivery or specific reviews, projects and programmes on service/directorate provision through the use of effectively managed resources.

View and apply

For more details about these roles, please contact Sophie Carter, Principal Manager for Safeguarding:

View and apply for our roles (external link)

All roles will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.