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Project Lead – Child and Family Support and Advocacy

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th September 2020

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • Hours: 35
  • CFS20/70


Children 1st are delighted to be delivering a Pilot project in partnership with West of Scotland Health Boards. The first of its kind in Scotland, this will have local and national significance as it seeks to deliver effective support to children, young people and their families following Child Sexual Abuse, Assault or Exploitation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic project lead who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who disclose sexual abuse or exploitation by providing information and guidance on how to access services that are available. We need a project lead who will gather information on the range of supports that do – and do not – exist across the West of Scotland, to help young people and their families cope with and recover from the impact of abuse. Someone who will gather information about the ‘pathway’ of support for children, young people and families and help us to identify gaps in support and recovery for young people who disclose abuse.

A good Project Lead for this pilot is someone who

• Can sensitively engage with young people and families who have shared the most intimate, painful and traumatic experiences linked to sexual abuse.

• Shares Children 1st belief in the rights of children, young people and families to be heard and have their views taken seriously. Someone who can offer advocacy support to ensure that the child and family have their voices heard and considered in decision making.

• Can work autonomously and develop good, strong working relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner agencies and confidently act as a point of contact for the child and family throughout the child protection process, to ensure they understand what will happen next and why.

• Can help assess the child’s immediate safety and care needs and ensure children, young people and families receive timely, appropriate support.

• Champions participation to ensure that the experience of children and families contribute to pilot learning and evaluation.

• Is willing to be courageous in discussions about how services do or do not meet the recovery needs of children, young people and families and able to identify what needs to be improved.

• Shares Children 1st vision for holistic recovery support for young people and families, to be accessed through the Barnahus that is right for Scotland.

• Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will have the ability to work between home and a designated Children 1st office in the West of Scotland. At times you will travel across the West of Scotland and to connect with other parts of the organisation, once Scottish Guidelines permit and it is safe for you and colleagues.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 28 September 2020 at 9am. It is anticipated that interviews will be held Monday 05 October 2020.

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The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

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