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Purpose and scope

We are a Warrington based specialist organisation supporting young people and adults with complex learning, communication and sensory needs to access meaningful education, therapeutic support and community living experiences.

In recent years Bright Futures have been developing an integrated approach to care, education, health and therapeutic support and this post has been created to advise upon such development and in particular the legal and ethical framework within which we support our young people and adults.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertaking role of Safeguarding Lead managing all safeguarding concerns, disclosures or allegations
  • Lead and facilitate in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of individualised care and support plans across the organisation
  • Lead on relevant Mental Capacity assessments and co-ordination of personalised care based on best interests decisions
  • Lead on Deprivation of Liberty applications to a variety of local authorities and Court of Protection
  • Provide education and guidance to colleagues, service users and their families regarding DoLS and MCA
  • Attend regular supervision and being proactive in engaging in continued professional development
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Assist and support colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting legislation and statutory provision, particularly when these change
  • Bring a holistic social work perspective to a varied MDT and promote social work values and anti-oppressive practice
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate record keeping
  • Maintains all safeguarding records and reports directly to the CEO on all safeguarding matters
  • Produce monthly Safeguarding reports
  • Providing detailed and comprehensive monthly reports to the Practice and Service Development Manager

Skills & Experience

  • To be registered as a Social Worker with Social work England
  • To have a good understanding of relevant legislation and policy, particularly the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Act (2014), Children Act (2004) and implementation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. 
  • Experience working with Children and Adults with learning disabilities and/or autism 
  • Dual qualification- holding both a nursing and social work qualification
  • Experience working in residential care
  • Experience undertaking Safeguarding enquiries
  • Ability to work autonomously 
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Ability to complete holistic assessments understanding the presenting difficulties and wider context
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise
  • Effective analytical, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Essential understanding of current developments in social work, including ongoing changes with legislation and policy to shape support and service design for the learning disability sector