(MASH) Named Health Professional for Safeguarding Children - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Multi-Agency: Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Named Health Professional for Safeguarding Children - Band 7

Based at MASH Team, Broadgate House, Coventry

An exciting opportunity for a Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) health practitioner in Coventry has arisen. The post holder will work in a dynamic team and hold a senior position with a key role in the day-to-day running of the MASH.

The applicant needs experience collating information from a wide range of systems including mental health, learning disabilities, autism, and universal services

As a key clinician in the MASH, you will be responsible for analysing and interpreting health information, about the risk of significant harm to children and families.

You will contribute to multi-agency decision-making to safeguard and protect children. You will have expertise in working with child safeguarding issues and experience in working with multiagency and multidisciplinary colleagues, to inform decisions.

This postholder will need to have a good knowledge of reflective practice and be able to demonstrate this to support themselves and others.

Main duties of the job

The main duties are to manage and analyse highly complex information to appropriately inform strategy meetings and risk assessments within the MASH. This will involve you ensuring that information is collated, recorded, and disseminated promptly and participating in MASH management meetings to ensure continued health contribution to the development of the MASH function.

To highlight concerns regarding practice to the appropriate Lead Named Professional within the provider organisation. To maintain high standards of record keeping and documentation on cases where information has been shared.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main description of The MASH Safeguarding Hub Named Health Professional for Safeguarding Children responsibilities please read the job description.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Professional
  • Educated to degree level/Professional Health Registration or experience in safeguarding /child protection

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent knowledge/skills in safeguarding children, young people
  • Good experience/ Knowledge in domestic abuse
  • Sound knowledge of All age exploitation.
  • Experience/skills in identifying and responding to Children who have been the victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
  • Evidence of continued professional development in safeguarding children to level 3 (Intercollegiate Guidance 2019)
  • Understanding of the multiagency roles involved with children & families
  • Understanding of the wider healthcare environment and multidisciplinary roles.
  • Sound knowledge of local and national legislation and policy, e.g., Children Act 1989, 2004 Data Protection, and NHS Confidentiality /GDPR. Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2018) Care Act 2014, Domestic Abuse Act 2021
  • Ability to prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications for dissemination to partners from a broad range of agencies, disciplines, and services.
  • Ability to analyse very complex issues where the material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.
  • Numerate and able to understand complex data combined with good analytical skills.
  • Able to effectively contribute the health perspective to multi-agency meetings
  • Able to challenge decisions and escalate in an articulate rational manner.
  • The promotion of equality of opportunity and good working relations (providing practical leadership).



  • Experience working in the community with significant experience at a senior level.
  • Significant experience in successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment
  • Experience in managing risks and reporting and escalating concerns
  • Experience in holding child protection caseload
  • Experience in assessing the holistic development of a child in social physical and emotional stages of development. In order to access any risk and need for children.
  • Experience in setting up and implementing internal processes and procedures
  • Experience in managing a work stream without on-site direct line management.



  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilson Lane



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