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Safeguarding Practitioner (Professionally Registered)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We currently have a vacancy within the LSCFT Safeguarding Team for a Safeguarding Practitioner to support the Trust's commitment to safeguard and protect vulnerable Adults, Children and Families.

Safeguarding is integral to governance arrangements within LSCFT and we are looking for someone with leadership experience and of providing high standards of care to the most vulnerable children and adults in our society. The successful applicant must demonstrate a passion for safeguarding children, adults and their families and share the teams commitment to deliver services that are reliable, of high quality and safe in an area of work that is demanding, challenging yet extremely rewarding

We have an opportunity for a full-time Safeguarding Practitioner in the Pennine locality to assist the Specialist Safeguarding Practitioners and Named Nurses within the LSCFT Safeguarding Team to provide clinical expertise in the delivery of the safeguarding agenda to all LSCFT staff.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a registered nurse to this post, as part of the role, the practitioner will rotate into the LCC MASH / CADS health practitioner role to contribute to multi agency decision making.

Applicants should have experience of working with situations that may present challenges for services and staff and have an understanding of the national and local issues involved in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. A proven ability to engage in effective multi-disciplinary teamwork is required as is some experience of working with multi-agency partners.

A comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding children, young people and adults is essential although support and opportunities for professional development will be available through the wider safeguarding team's skill mix.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration.
  • Evidence of continued professional development and experiential learning



  • Up to date knowledge of the safeguarding children's and adults agenda
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to Safeguarding and the implications for practice arrangements
  • Knowledge of National and Local Safeguarding policy and Strategic Safeguarding priorities
  • Up to date knowledge of promoting the health and welfare of Looked After Children



  • Recent clinical experience of working with vulnerable children and/or adults
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Clinical experience relating to safeguarding and protecting children and/or adults; assessing health needs and preparing action plans under the supervision of an SSP
  • Some experience of multi-agency/multi-disciplinary working and ability to work co-operatively

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