Nov 062018

Independent Chair - Aberdeen City Child and Adult Protection Committees

Reference: 1553
Remuneration: £300 per day
Location: Aberdeen City
Closing date: 18 November 2018 at midnight

Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee covers the Aberdeen City Local Government area. The Child Protection Committee works with child protection agencies locally and nationally, more widely with collegaues integrated childrens services in each area. It aims to support the multi agency workforce and members of the public to ensure Aberdeen's the best place in Scotland to grow up to promote the care and welfare of our children and to protect them from abuse or harm.

We are committed to partnership working to ensure the protection and safety of the city's children and young people in the north east of Scotland. We are committed to understanding the child protection concerns which arise in our city and to making improvements together to address these.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the heart of what we are trying to achieve and playing a key role in helping to drive improvement in child and adult protection within Aberdeen.

The Child Protection Committee has representatives from social work, police, health, education, housing, Children's Reporter and the third sector. Ensuring that all children in Aberdeen are safeguarded and protected from harm and abuse is taken very seriously by all those agencies involved in Aberdeen city.The commitment of all agencies is apparent in the day to day delivery of child protection services.

It can also be seen in their contribution to the strategic improvements and developments carried out over the last few years. Recent emphasis has included work in the areas of child sexual exploitation, on-line safety, significant case reviews, the provision of consistent child protection services and making the best use of data.

As Independent Chair, you'll ensure that both Aberdeen City Child and Adult Protection Committees fulfil their duties in accordance with national legislation and guidance, whilst providing the Executive Leadership Group for Public Protection with assurance on the effectiveness of the policy framework and professional practice within the multi-agency environment of adult and child protection services.

The Committee meets bimonthly and aims to monitor and advise relevant agencies on adult protection procedures to make sure that all partners work together effectively, improving skills and knowledge and promoting good communication.

It has a key role in making recommendations to ensure adult protection activity is effective in Aberdeen. Identified areas for improvement and emerging trends in relation to adult protection are then incorporated into the Action Plan.

Application Information

To apply, please submit your cv and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages), outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the job profile to Lesley Strachan, Talent Acquisition Lead on by Sunday 18 November 2018.

If you would like to discuss the role, in confidence, please contact: Graeme Simpson, Chief Social Work Officer, on 01224 523496 or by email:

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