Recruiting for Ealing’s Safeguarding Boards

 

The boards are comprised of senior professionals from a range of agencies across the borough and independent lay members from the local community.

The key role of the boards is to ensure that agencies work together to safeguard adults and children in the borough, and to monitor how well they are delivering services to the most vulnerable people in the borough.

Are you able to act as an independent voice and offer a broad perspective that recognises the diversity of our local communities?

As a lay member, and a full member of a board, your independent voice will be an invaluable contribution towards the boards’ visions of improving safeguarding outcomes.  You will have wider opportunities to participate and engage in some of the work of the boards, to act as an ambassador and build strong ties between the board and the community, making the work of the boards more transparent.

You can apply to be a member of the adults or the children board, or become a member of both.

You will be required to attend a minimum of four, 3-hourly meetings per year held on a quarterly basis, annual development days and any extraordinary boards to consider specific issues.

You will:

·         Provide an independent voice for children, young people, families, adults at risk of abuse or neglect, carers and the wider community

·         Provide your expertise and experience of living within the local community

·         Demonstrate your understanding of the diverse population and an understanding of equal opportunities

·         Demonstrate your understanding of accountability

·         Demonstrate independency in challenging situations

·         Communicate effectively.

Ealing Council will support you by providing:

·         A planned introduction to the board and comprehensive induction pack

·         Introductory one-to-one meetings with key partners

·         Opportunities to access learning and build upon your knowledge and skills

·         A buddy support system.

For more information about being a lay member, please email wattsp@ealing.gov.uk for an information pack and application form.  Please note these are voluntary roles which are not paid, although minimal expenses will be covered.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2017 with interviews planned for July.