Safeguarding Lead/Family Liaison Officer

Job Title:         Safeguarding Lead/Family Liaison Officer

Location:         Wetheringsett Manor, Suffolk

Salary:             Up to £25,000 per annum

Hours:              37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent; term time only

Are you committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Safeguarding Lead/Family Liaison Officer to join our fantastic team at Wetheringsett Manor, Suffolk.

 As the Safeguarding Lead/Family Liaison Officer you will provide a range of support to our students and their families. You will work directly with parents in a non-judgmental way, empowering them and their families to get the most out of the educational opportunities at Wetheringsett manor school.

You will have the ability to offer calm, appropriate and supportive advice to ensure the highest level of support for our children and families in line with the expectations and ethos of our school.

You will work as part of the safeguarding, pastoral and behaviour team and support families with parenting, attendance, safeguarding and school issues.

About us

Wetheringsett Manor School is a new independent day SEMH School for up to 42 pupils aged 11-18. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

Wetheringsett Manor School site is going through significant refurbishment and is based in Suffolk, East Anglia. The Manor House is in 17 acres of parkland with wooded boundaries and sits on the edge of the village of Wetheringsett. The accommodation also provides several other buildings including a converted stable block, a cottage and two industrial units.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students, so they can have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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