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Practice Manager - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

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West Sussex

West Sussex County Council



38,237 to 46,980 per annum Permanent, Full-time Based in Horsham Subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, References, Driving Licence & Health Check.

With you, with the child…Every step of the way We’re working together as one professional team, in an environment based on high challenge and high support, creating more positive outcomes for the children and families in our care. As a leadership team we will stand at your side, supporting you every step of the way

Practice Manager – Multi agency Safeguarding Hub The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub is an exciting new development that has brought together social workers and other professionals to provide an effective way to manage referrals in West Sussex. The MASH works with agencies to identify risks to families who need support and identifies if a child or children are at risk of harm and require protection. The MASH considers all the county wide referrals / concerns, then after requesting information from other agencies makes decisions about which agency can provide the best service for the family. This includes those at risk of CSE, missing and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children. The main focus of this service is to fully utilise the skills of our partner agencies and make a decision using the continuum of need of how best to safeguard children and young people. Passionate about making a difference, you will be responsible for the development of skills and experience in the workforce and managing activities within your operational area. Your role will be to strengthen professionalism so that Children’s Services and Early Help not only do things ‘right’ but are also ‘doing the right thing’ to help a particular child. You will ensure that the service provides the professional expertise that meets the needs of children, young people and families. You should model confident risk management and ensure there is high quality supervision, and support and you should demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to work effectively in a multi-agency team. Further information about working in Children's Social Care in West Sussex can also be found on our dedicated website. You also need to let us know details of your referees and any professional registrations that you hold such as HCPC registration. Next steps If you would like to talk to someone about this role contact: Kate Soutter