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Deputy Chief Officer, Children's Social Care

Deputy Chief Officer, Children's Social Care

Job Title: Deputy Chief Officer, Children's Social Care
Client: Devon County Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Devon
Salary: c£125,000
REF: 1126642
Contact Name: David Weir
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Job Published: 5 months ago
Job Expiry Date: 17 Jun 2021

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Job Description

We’re seeking a highly experienced Children’s Social Care lead who has the vision, ideas and practice to help us to deliver the best possible outcomes for our children. Reporting to our newly appointed Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, you will be involved in shaping and delivering a new, restorative approach to social work practice that is strengths-based, relationship-focused and works with families to bring about positive change.

As well as embedding practice improvement, you’ll be the Council’s lead for safeguarding children and young people, the strategic lead for looked after children and the adoption and fostering decision maker. Your leadership will ensure that Devon is a strong and effective corporate parent and will make certain that the voice of the child is heard in all that we do.

The role will require you to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and to continue to build on the strengths of Devon’s Children and Families Partnership.

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