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Independent Scrutineer (Children and Young People)

Date: Wednesday, 03rd Jul 2024 | Category: Uncategorised

Job Title

Independent Scrutineer (Children and Young People)


Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP)

Contract Type

Up to 40 days per annum of Independent Scrutiny.  Expectation of 3 days each month, except in August, with the remaining days to be used flexibly. The role is subject to a three-year tenure, subject thereafter to an annual review for a maximum of a further two years.

Job Location

Birmingham Children’s Trust, One Avenue Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4DU


Competitive daily rate available,  subject of negotiation.

Closing Date

31st July 2024


The Lead Safeguarding Partners are looking for an individual with requisite experience and expertise in safeguarding, to undertake the role of Independent Scrutineer for Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP).  The Independent Scrutineer will work alongside strategic leaders from Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Integrated Care Board and Birmingham Children’s Trust acting as a ‘critical friend’ providing effective support and challenge at both strategic and operational levels aimed at driving continuous improvement in partnership practice and collaborative working to safeguard and protect children across the city.

This is an exciting opportunity, to make a real difference in strengthening Birmingham’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements, but also helping Lead and Delegated Safeguarding Partners provide strong leadership in delivering on its strategic priorities as set out in the BSCP Business Improvement Plan 2023-25.

The Independent Scrutineer will ensure that the voice and lived experience of children and families is at the heart of our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements, informing and shaping the development of children’s services and improvements in safeguarding practice.   The Independent Scrutineer is supported by the Partnership Business Manager, Quality Impact and Outcomes Sub-Group, and Business Unit to help oversee the delivery of a comprehensive scrutiny and quality assurance programme.

If you believe you have the necessary experience and expertise for this exciting and challenging role, we would like to hear from you!

To Apply

Please send us your CV along with a covering letter explaining your suitability and relevant experience for the Independent Scrutineer role. Please send to Simon Cross, Partnership Business Manager either by email: or by post to Birmingham Children’s Trust, One Avenue Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4DU.

Interviews will take place in Birmingham and will be scheduled for late August early September 2024.

To find out more

If you would like to find out more please visit our website or contactSimon Cross, Partnership Business Manager at +44 (0)7825 282 465 or

Any other information

Please find downloadable copies of the Role Description and Person Specification below.