Advisory Board Member (Child Safeguarding)

child safeguarding

Website ParentSkills2Go

About ParentSkills2GO

ParentSkills2Go is a community interest company (CIC) limited by guarantee, incorporated in 2010 and restructured in 2017 and managed by Margaret Taribo, the Executive Director, who has worked tirelessly with stakeholders, fellow directors and parents and families to build a sustainable organisation.

Little People’s World is the intergenerational volunteering arm of the organisation and provides a platform for parents and young people to collaborate and work together in the planning and implementation of the holiday activities and trips for families.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and children and sets out to challenge and disrupt some of the structural inequalities in education and social welfare faced by Black and Minoritised communities within the London borough of Southwark.

The organisation aims to provide programmes that engage young people and their families in particular, but not exclusively, children and young people from Black and Minoritised communities who face multiple barriers accessing mainstream services.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Advisory Board member to join an organisation committed to promoting the social, economic and positive well-being of families in the community. ParentSkills2Go CIC is an umbrella organisation comprising of different projects, including Little People’s World, a voluntary parent-led group that provides activities and events for families.

The organisation was set up by parents for parents to provide engaging sessions and activities that help stimulate growth and learning opportunities for families, such as trips and holiday events that promote the social, mental and economic wellbeing of families with young children.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, passionate, knowledgeable, experienced and committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children. Someone who understands the challenges faced by social enterprises in regard to building a sustainable organisation. Working as part of a team our candidate should be a people person with strong strategic skills, IT competence, alongside an understanding of community wealth building and community empowerment.

Main Objectives:

Located at Eugenia Road, South East London, ParentSkills2Go runs a wide range of activities and services that are largely free to attend and led by volunteers with some input from paid sessional workers when specific skills are needed. They also offer crèche facilities for parents who are participating in their training programmes.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and families by providing training programmes for families and communities that will build and develop their skills in the home, organisation and workplace.
The organisation collaborates and works in partnership with service providers in order to increase engagement and participation in services.

The main objectives of the Advisor are:

To advise and support the charity in the development and implementation of comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures that protect the welfare of children and young people To provide guidance on best practices in child protection, including risk assessments, incident reporting, and safeguarding training for staff and volunteers

To ensure that the charity’s safeguarding policies and procedures, are in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards, and that they are updated as needed to reflect changes in the legal and regulatory landscape
To advise and support the charity in responding effectively to safeguarding incidents, including conducting investigations, providing support to affected children and families, and taking appropriate action to prevent similar incidents in the future

To promote awareness of child protection issues and the importance of safeguarding among the charity’s staff, volunteers, and stakeholders, and to build a culture of safeguarding within the organisation
To advise and support the charity in its efforts to prevent child abuse and exploitation, including by working with relevant partners and stakeholders, and by providing education and training to children and families

To provide oversight and ensure that the charity is accountable for safeguarding and is transparent in its practices and reporting. This includes regular monitoring and reporting on safeguarding incidents, and conducting regular audits of safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure their effectiveness

The Role:

Our Advisory Board is a group of dedicated individuals who provide invaluable guidance, advice, and support to help the organisation achieve its goals. As a member of the Advisory Board, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of the organisation by sharing your expertise and experience and helping to drive our child welfare and safeguarding initiatives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual to join our Advisory Board as a Children Safeguarding specialist.
In this role, you will provide strategic advice and guidance on all aspects of child protection and welfare and help shape our organisation’s policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in child safeguarding and a passion for ensuring the well-being of children.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Serve as a subject matter expert on child protection and welfare, providing guidance and advice to the organisation’s leadership team
Review and provide input on policies and procedures related to children safeguarding, including those related to abuse prevention, reporting, and investigations

Participate in regular meetings of the Advisory Board, offering insights and recommendations on a variety of children safeguarding-related topics
Stay current on best practices and emerging trends in the field of child protection, and recommend changes to the organization’s approach as needed

Serve as a liaison between the organisation and external stakeholders, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other key partners
Provide training and support to staff and volunteers on children safeguarding policies and procedures


Extensive experience in child safeguarding, including a deep understanding of child protection laws, policies, and procedures
A relevant degree or advanced degree in social work, child psychology, or a related field
Experience serving on an advisory board or similar role, providing strategic advice and guidance Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with a wide range of stakeholders

Ability to analyse complex information, synthesise insights, and make well-informed recommendations
A passion for child protection and a commitment to ensuring the well-being of all children

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced child safeguarding professional to make a meaningful impact and help shape the future of a dynamic and growing organisation.


This is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, Advisory Board Members may be eligible for reimbursement for expenses related to their role.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter to

We look forward to hearing from you! Deadline: 31st May 2023

To apply for this job email your details to

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