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					Job Title               Children’s Guardian (Self-Employed
Salary                  £33 per hour
Location                London
Reference               S3SEC1001
Advert                  Since April 2001, the provision of Children’s Guardians in Care
                        proceedings and Reporting Officers in Adoption proceedings has
                        been the responsibility of Cafcass. Our commitment is to provide
                        these safeguarding services through a combination of our
                        employed staff supplemented by self employed and agency
                        workers. We plan to spend about £2.5 million in London this
                        financial year on contracting this work to suitable practitioners.

                        Contractors must be qualified social workers, registered with the
                        GSCC and have a minimum three years post qualifying
                        experience within the child safeguarding system. The contractor
                        should have a thorough understanding of the Care system.
                        Contracts require compliance with Cafcass policies and
                        procedures including financial regulations. Oversight of the work
                        is provided by a contract manager for each Self-Employed
                        Contractor (SEC).
                        London is probably the most socially diverse city in the world and
                        we aim to engage a workforce able to reflect and respond to this
Application             To apply for these vacancies please download an application
Packs request           pack and email a one/two page expression of interest letter to
information    by 12pm on the closing deadline.
                        It is advised that you review the Job Description before
                        completing your expression of interest letter.
Recruiting              If you are interested in undertaking contracts as a Children’s
Manager Contact         Guardian / Reporting Officer, and meet the qualifying criteria set
Details                 out above, please contact David Stephens (Head of Service) on
                        07919 547509, Phyllis Dyer on            07795 335242, Andrew
                        Zachariades on 0207 2104 100 or Barbara Lumsden on 07747
                        460637, the contract managers, for a preliminary discussion.
Closing Date            12pm, Wednesday 6th October 2010
Interview Dates         TBC

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