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Panel Member

Pathway Care are looking to recruit additional Fostering Panel members. We are looking to recruit panel members to attend our meetings at our office in Ashburton.  


The fostering panel provides independent oversight of the recruitment, assessment and review of foster carers and makes reasoned decisions on their suitability to foster.


Applicants should have experience either professionally, personally or both of the placement of children in adoptive or foster families or of children being cared for away from their birth family.  


We are looking to recruit the following people:  

  • someone with a health background
  • someone with an education background 
  • someone with recent / current experience of fostering children.
  • someone who has personal experience of being a looked after child
  • someone from a police or legal background. 

Good listening and communication skills are essential along with the ability to make an assessment based on the written and oral information presented to the panel in order to discuss and make decisions in a balanced and informed manner.


We are specifically looking to recruit individuals to this key role with experience and skills in attending complex meetings where a wide variety of views maybe expressed. 


Applicants will receive panel paperwork electronically so should have secure access to a laptop (or similar). However, a hard copy could be supplied should the applicant prefer this and is also in a position to collect panel paperwork from the office at the appointed time.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. Successful applicants will be required to undertake relevant DBS checks, the cost of which is funded by the agency. 


For an informal discussion, please contact Janet Delaney, Registered Manager on 01626333787

Please complete the application form by clicking on the link below.


Closing Date: 18.05.2018


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