Contextual Safeguarding Co-Ordinator

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 - pay award pending
  • Location: Halton Borough Council
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 20/06/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CHI/24/281358

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in a newly created role.

Are you passionate about protecting children and young people from contextual harms such as criminal and sexual exploitation?

Do you have the skills to collaborate with diverse partners and drive systemic change within a local authority?

If so, we invite you to join our team as a Contextual Safeguarding Coordinator. In this pivotal role, you will work alongside professionals from the Local Authority, Police, Education and Health services to develop and embed robust safeguarding policies and procedures. Your efforts will be crucial in ensuring that our practice is effective and our community is well-informed about the importance of contextual safeguarding.

As our Contextual Safeguarding Coordinator, you will lead initiatives to raise awareness and build a comprehensive approach to safeguarding. You will be at the forefront of shaping and implementing strategies that address the complex dynamics of abuse and exploitation. Your role will involve training stakeholders, and continuously improving our safeguarding framework to ensure it meets the highest standards of effectiveness and responsiveness. Additionally, you will provide advice, support, and consultation to frontline team managers, social workers, partner agencies, and external service providers concerning extra-familial harm, while supporting the quality assurance process. You will attend CSOG, chair high-risk contextual meetings and mapping meetings to ensure the partnership has a clear understanding of issues related to county lines, serious crime, and all forms of exploitation. Developing links with neighboring authorities to ensure a coordinated response when issues cross borders will also be a key part of your role.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a strong background in safeguarding and multi-agency collaboration. If you are committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people, we encourage you to apply.

You will need to:

  • Hold a recognised social work qualification
  • Have extensive knowledge of legislation and guidance in relation to extra- familial harm and contextual safeguarding
  • Be able to evidence an ability to work in a multi-agency environment
  • Be able to communicate effectively with professionals at all levels

We offer an extensive benefits package as well as an attractive financial package with a range of other benefits, including a generous leave allowance (up to 34 days), a flexible working week, free parking, car allowance, car lease scheme, health and wellbeing initiatives and discount scheme.  We are within easy commutable distance of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside regions. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England registration.

To arrange an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andy Jones (Head of Service) at

Interviews will be held on: 3rd July 2024

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you –

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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