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Advocate and Social Care Redaction Lawyer

Advocate and Social Care Redaction Lawyer

  • Tile 1 About the Firm: Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
  • About the Role: We are seeking to appoint an inhouse Advocate and Social Care Redaction Lawyer.
  • Looking for: Among your many attributes, we are looking to secure your relevant experience in the legal profession (preferably within the last 2 years) handling Children’s Social Care (including some experience of GDPR/Data Protection issues).
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will include but not be limited to, providing proactive specialist legal advice and assistance to members and officers on all issues arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility; and being the first point of contact for, and respond securely to, all SARs and third-party disclosures for social care or legal cases/records within statutory timeframes.
  • And more: You will carry out a full review of the information to be disclosed under a SAR or a third-party disclosure and carry out the necessary amendments (redaction) with consideration to the Council’s duty of candour as a public body; evaluate information for legal exemptions relevant to specific council services; and liaise with external agencies, e.g. the Police and the NHS regarding very sensitive matters.

Brent London Borough Council