Independent Child Trafficking Guardian- Barnardo’s National Counter Trafficking Service

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Published date: 
Monday, 25th July 2022

Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service has four services in various areas across England and Wales. This includes the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTG Service). 

Guardians work in the best interests of children to be an independent source of advice for children who have been trafficked, to speak up on their behalf and help them orientate around social welfare, immigration and criminal justice systems.

Independent Child Trafficking Guardians work to;

  • Support children through direct work; enabling them to navigate complex systems, such as social care, immigration and criminal justice as well as health and education
  • Support professionals in identification and appropriate safeguarding of children and young people who have experienced exploitation including knowledge around the NRM.
  • Act as an independent advocate working at all times in the child's best interest and promoting their well-being.
  • Build relationships of trust with children and support them and the professionals working with them to keep them safe and reduce the risk of missing and re-trafficking.
  • Ensure that every child in the service has been referred into the National Referral Mechanism.
  • Assist (where appropriate) in enabling the child to obtain legal or other advice, assistance and representation, including (where necessary) by appointing and instructing legal representatives to act on the child's behalf.
  • Enable children to safely access education, training and growth opportunities.
  • Support children to engage in therapeutic direct work sessions to promote their recovery and social and emotional literacy.

Contract: Permanent (Fixed term funded post to 31 December 2022).

Hours: 37 hours.

Salary: £24,723.00 - £26,700.84 (Full Time Equivalent) plus £312 Office at Home Allowance.

Location: Greater Manchester (predominantly covering Greater Manchester, with the potential to work across the wider North Region of Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Merseyside.

Application closing date: Sunday 14 August.

Interview date: TBC. 

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