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Volunteer Safeguarding Lead

Collaboration for Kids


Posted over 30 days ago...

We're looking for a safeguarding expert to ensure that appropriate arrangements for keeping children & young people safe are in place at Collaboration for Kids (CFK). 


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London, EC2A2RS

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

This is a new role within CFK and as such the scope could evolve as we evolve, and/or as the safeguarding lead becomes more established in role. If you are an expert in this field, we would also welcome any discussion with you around the content and design of this role. CFK is a project within The Collaborative Health Community (CHC), a not-for-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to improving health and well-being through healthy eating. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: * Policy and Procedure - developing, reviewing, and implementing CFK's safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures. * Intervention sites - ensuring current and potential intervention sites/strategic partners (e.g. schools) are aware of CFK’s safeguarding policy and procedures; reviewing documentation from intervention sites/strategic partners and ensuring relevant CFK stakeholders are aware of obligations. * Keeping up to date with legislative changes and best practice developments to ensure CFK continually evolves its own policy and procedures in this critical area; provide any relevant training to internal CFK stakeholders who will have contact with children and young people but also the CFK Leadership team and the CHC Trustees.    * Key point of contact - for parents and children in reporting safeguarding concerns/issues; for agencies and third parties (local child protection agencies, the police etc). *Reporting and document keeping of safeguarding matters, to external statutory child protection agencies but also internal reporting to CFK's Leadership and CHC Trustees on a regular basis.    This role requires: 

Working collaboratively with key people across CFK and the CHC, and external partners as required.

Attending and making positive contributions in internal CFK Meetings, including the monthly CFK Club Meeting, The Welcome Meeting, Team Meetings and other meetings as required by the CFK Leadership Team and/or CHC Trustees.

What are we looking for?

Degree, related degree, or extensive track record of a senior role in the field of safeguarding or working with vulnerable people i.e. children. Relevant qualification in the area. Prior experience in a similar role (paid or voluntary). Experienced in leading on safeguarding and child protection including knowledge of safeguarding best practice. Experience of policy writing and implementation. Experience of working with partner agencies as a representative/lead including discussion of sensitive safeguarding or child protection issues. Highly confidential and able to handle sensitive information accordingly. Demonstrate, empathy, communication, listening and interpersonal skills when working with adults and children. Articulate written, visual and verbal communicator, excellent copy accuracy and proofreading skills; fluency in English is essential. Previous experience of working for Charities and/or volunteer organisations is desirable but not required. Experienced in leading projects from start to finish.

What difference will you make?

As a team of volunteers, we are ever so grateful to everyone who agrees to contribute some of their valuable time to the project, but as a minimum we ask for a commitment of at least 4-5 hours per week for this Lead role. All are voluntary positions with no remuneration offered other than what we hope will be a huge amount of job satisfaction and fun, working with like minded people with a passion for making a real difference to future generations.


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