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Safeguarding Caseworker

Aldershot, Hampshire / Berkshire, Reading
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

Safeguarding Caseworker - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: Ministry of Defence

Location: Aldershot/Aldermaston

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

The role:

This role requires Safeguarding Case Workers to be suitably qualified and expert practitioners in Safeguarding work, able to conduct child safeguarding investigations and confident in multi-agency collaboration whilst ensuring a child centred approach.
Case Workers work collaboratively with customers including children, families, volunteers, and employees in the Army Cadets, and those representing other agencies including Social Services and Police.
Case Workers provide safeguarding advice and support to others, and will handle a caseload of safeguarding cases, completing enquiries and make child centred decisions. When appropriate they will make referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service or equivalents.
The role will involve leading cases across a wide geographical area.

As a Safeguarding Caseworker your main responsibilities will be:
  • Work in a child centred way by promoting the wellbeing and safeguarding of children above other factors.
  • Act as a point of contact out of office hours for safeguarding disclosures, concerns and referrals, providing experienced advice and guidance and sharing information with other agencies as vital.
  • Attend multi-agency and internal meetings virtually and/ or in-person.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and other partners
  • Undertake enquiries and resolve suitability of individuals to remain in the Army Cadets.
  • Lead safeguarding cases in line with national legislation, guidance and Army Cadet Regulations and Safeguarding standing orders.
  • Utilise sound professional judgement to make decisions on safeguarding cases
  • Complete all vital documentation, ensuring full and accurate records are maintained.
  • Submit appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scotland, or Access Northern Ireland
  • Participate substantially in regular professional supervision
  • Seek and engage with opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Understand and advise on the relevant data protection legislation and regulations, especially the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation, in relation to safeguarding casework.

You'll have relevant experience in:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of front-line child protection intervention and/ or risk assessment of perpetrators of abuse.
  • They will also ideally have but are not limited to a Diploma, Degree in a relevant subject area, or experience as a Social Worker, Nurse, Police Officer, Youth Offending Officer or Probation Officer.
  • If you don't think you fit any of this, if you have previous experience in a safeguarding children's role, or have sound knowledge of legal frameworks, we encourage you to apply.

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply

Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, MOD guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.


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