Lay Members for Knowsley Safeguarding Board

Published on: Monday, 18-January-2016

Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board is looking to appoint two volunteer Lay Members, for a maximum of three years.

Safeguarding children is everyone’s business. Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board is responsible for overseeing how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the well-being of children & young people in the area.

As part of its commitment to engage with communities, the Board is looking to appoint two Lay Members for a maximum of three years.  Applicants must live in Knowsley.  They will 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 (six 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.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 January 2016.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 between 12 noon and 4pm.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please call Lesley Goode on 0151 443 4311
 
The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure check and suitable references.