We are seeking to recruit a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) for the Centre.
This group will play a key role in shaping the Centre’s activities, and in championing the Centre within the sector. Members of the SAG will help set research priorities, contribute to research design and advise on how to share research findings with the sector to improve practice and outcomes. We do not expect applicants to have a high level of knowledge about research methods so training will be provided.
We are looking for individuals with good knowledge and practical experience of children’s social care, and interest in and experience of evidence-informed practice. We aim to encourage a diversity of applications to reflect experience and diversity across the sector. We are seeking:
- Adults with lived experience of children’s social care1, including experiences as children (for example being looked after), or as parents and carers
- Practitioners, supervisors and managers working across a range of social care services including front door (e.g. MASH), safeguarding, children in need, family support, looked after children, care leavers, adoption and disabled children’s teams.
- Representatives of community and voluntary organisations related to children’s social care
- Practice leaders, including Principal Social Workers, Directors (and Assistant Directors) of Children’s Services and representatives of key national organisations.