Safeguarding children is everyone’s business. Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for overseeing how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the well-being of children & young people in their area. As part of a commitment to engaging communities in safeguarding children, LSCB’s will be appointing 2 volunteer Lay Advisors, for a maximum of 3 years; they must live within the Borough. Their role will be to bring a more ‘grass roots’ perspective to safeguarding; to think as a member of the public; to play a part in the oversight and scrutiny of decisions and policies made by the Board. Their main duty will be to attend the Board meetings held six meetings per year plus a development day, and other sub-committees as appropriate.
Expenses will be reimbursed to cover travel and subsistence. You will need to have an understanding of working with children or young people, an ability to communicate effectively within meetings and confidence to ask questions and challenge people in a constructive way. You will also need to demonstrate a commitment to promoting equality and diversity and improving the safety of children & young people in the borough. If you are interested in becoming a Lay Member of the Board, please contact Lesley Goode for an informal discussion on 0151 443 4311
The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 April 2016. Applications can be posted or emailed to Lesley.email@example.com
The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure check and suitable references.