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Fostering Panel Chair

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:£500 per panel - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:11 April 2021 at midnight 

Salary Range £500 per panel
To chair the County Council’s fostering Panel, ensuring that an efficient, effective and sensitive service is provided, in accordance with legislative and Departmental requirements
  • Demonstrable personal or professional experience of fostering and /or children in care
  • Experience of chairing multi-agency meetings
  • Ability to chair meetings effectively, to enable all Panel Members, presenting social workers and foster carers to participate constructively in all panel considerations
  • Ability to summarise information to enable panel to arrive at a recommendation with clear supporting reason
  • Ability to keep children at the forefront of every recommendation
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • To be an effective listener and able to analyse and explain large quantities of complex and sometimes distressing information
  • Ability to use personal knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to discussion and decision-making in a balanced and informed manner
  • Ability to review panel minutes electronically
  • Good understanding of the legal context in which decisions are made by specialist services about children and young people in Care
  • A knowledge of the fostering regulations as they relate to approval of foster carers
  • Good understanding of the needs of children and young people in general and of children in care in particular
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Joss Longman Tel: 0116 3053288 Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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