£500 per day over 30 days per year



Job Term




Job Description


The Devon Children and Families Partnership was an early adopter of Working Together 2018 and has developed a strong network of expertise and connectivity across communities and services delivering support to children and families.

We are seeking an Independent Scrutineer, to support the progress of our safeguarding partnership work across Devon.  This is an exciting period of change in Devon, as we plan a new way of working together across agencies to deliver the right support, in the right place at the right time.  This is bringing a cultural shift, to work together early, to support families build resilience and independence.

We are looking for someone who will bring energy and commitment to safeguarding children, providing challenge and support the Statutory Partners in bringing about change that delivers on the vision for children across Devon.  Someone who puts children and young people at the heart of the work, to respond to need and achieve better outcomes, by understanding lived experiences and lessons from practice reviews to strengthen families and safeguard and promote children’s welfare.

A Job Description is available to download below.

Application is via CV and supporting personal statement for the attention of the Partnership Manager, Sally Kendrick on

You must ensure any gaps in employment are accounted for and that a suitable reference can be obtained to cover that period.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

Please note that this post falls within IR35 and will be paid via payroll.

We welcome applications from all.

We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your CV and personal statement as soon as possible.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role with the Partnership Manager or the Chair of the Strategic Partnership please contact Sally Kendrick through the children families partnership secure – mailbox

Job Description – Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board Independent Scrutineer

Job Details

  • Organisation
    Devon County Council
  • Work Location
  • Reference
  • Occupational Group
    Social Care & Health
  • Salary Details
    £500 per day over 30 days per year
  • Job Term
  • Appointment Type
  • Hours
    30 days per year
  • Closing Date
  • DBS Check Required