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Independent Fostering Panel Members - North East

Location: North East
Job Type: Temporary, Part Time
Date added: 13th August 2019
Salary:£150 per day
Reference: HO-FC-IFPM-DHM-SW


Swiis Foster Care (North East) are looking for dedicated and motivated Panel Members to join our current Central List and be part of our North East Fostering Panel.

For this post we are seeking someone with experience of supporting Children and Young People Looked After within a Police setting, Legal setting or a Child and Adolescent Mental Health setting. We would also be interested to receive applications from adults who are previous children and young people looked after.

As a Fostering Panel Member, you will be required to assist in coming to a recommendation about the approval of prospective foster carers and the review of approved foster carers, carefully considering the suitability to foster on all cases presented to the agencies Fostering Panel and be able to make appropriate and safe recommendations.

  • Fostering Panel Members will form part of the Swiis Foster Care (North East) Central List to attend as required.
  • Read electronically circulated Panel papers before the meeting and be able to attend and contribute to the Panel discussion.
  • Ensure the Panel decision complies with the agencies policies and the legislation/regulation pertaining to fostering and safeguarding.
  • Be able to address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Attend extra Panels as required.
  • Understand the confidentiality of all Panel papers and discussions.

Availability will be 1 - 2 days per month (flexibility to attend more sessions will be required) with a fee of £150.00 offered per Panel + travel costs.

If you wish to apply please submit your CV and covering note for consideration.

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