Team Fostering - Current Vacancies: Independent Reviewing Officer (Yorkshire and East Midlands)

Independent Reviewing Officer (Yorkshire and East Midlands)


Team Fostering is an ethical not-for-profit fostering agency. We have a strong reputation and proven track record for providing high quality, value-for-money fostering placements for looked after children. We pride ourselves on our values and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values in their everyday work.

We are looking for Independent Reviewing Officers based in the Yorkshire and East Midlands regions. Our Independent Reviewing Officers contribute to the provision of a high-quality fostering service for children by ensuring that every Team Fostering foster carer’s suitability to foster and terms of approval are reviewed at least once annually as required by the Fostering Regulations.

Independent Reviewing Officers chair foster carer reviews and produce high quality reports for Team Fostering on a self-employed basis. As part of the preparation for a review they also conduct audits of the agency files to ensure a high standard of recording is maintained. Individuals will have the necessary social work and management skills and experience to undertake this task, to contribute to the maintenance of quality standards within the organisation.

Team Fostering will provide regular supervision.

Key Tasks:

  • Chair foster carer reviews at least once annually as required by the Fostering Regulations, following an agenda agreed by Team Fostering.
  • To rigorously review foster carers’ capability to meet the needs of children in foster care, incorporating their wishes and feelings as well as feedback from other professionals.
  • To prepare high quality review reports with clear recommendations to the agency regarding the carer(s) and household’s suitability to foster, evidencing the reasoning behind the recommendations made.
  • Develop positive relationships within the team, to promote and implement the process.
  • Provide analytical reports to the agency regarding social work practice, themes and trends

This is a sessional role. Salary for the post is £36.85 per hour (each review and audit of carer's file = 6.5 hours)

If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Sandra Kennedy, Assistant Director (Fostering Services) on 07717 762125.

Please note Team Fostering does not accept CV’s. Applicants are requested to complete an application form and equal opportunities form available below.

To apply, please use the below documentation, sending a completed application form and equal opportunities form to by 9am on Thursday 23rd May 2024. 

1. Job description

2. Person specification

3. Application Form

4. Equal Opportunities Form

5. How to complete your application form


All posts require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Closing date: Thursday 23 May 2024.

Interview date to be confirmed. 

Thank you for your interest in Team Fostering and taking the time to apply for this position.