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Safeguarding Children Nurse Manager for Child Deaths

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
St Albans
£50,952 to £57,349 a year 2% on call
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

A new exciting position and team is being developed within Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust to lead, manage and support the Child Death Processes for children (0 - 18) who tragically and/or sadly die.

The Safeguarding Children Manager for Child Deaths will be responsible to ensure Child Death procedures which cover expected and unexpected deaths of children and young people aged 0 - 18 years are in place across Hertfordshire. This process will be known as the Joint Agency Response (JAR) to Child Deaths in Hertfordshire. In addition, the post holder will lead and coordinate on the Electronic Child Death Overview Panel (ECDOP) responsibilities.

The Post holder will act in collaboration with JAR to Child Deaths in Hertfordshire and partner team members to fulfil this role across the Integrated Care Boards (ICB's) of Hertfordshire, leading and supporting the implementation, co-ordination and management of all child deaths in Hertfordshire in accordance with Government legislation and Local Safeguarding Children's Partnership Policies.

The Post Holder will provide specialist input into the ongoing development of the JAR process and offer specialist support to the team of nurses working on the JAR, all the meetings that are aligned to the JAR, support to grieving parents and their families and the ECDOP processes.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will support the management of a nurse led service, supported by the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Doctors for Child Death; it will provide expert capacity to enable a consistent, quality service across the partnership. The Post Holder will take child death related key worker responsibilities in addition to managerial responsibilities and will be rostered as one of the Joint Agency Response Nurses to cover the full JAR Service that is in operation 365-days per year.

The working hours for this will be 08:00am - 17.00 Mon to Friday and 08.00 - 12 mid-day weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Bank Holidays.

About us

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is a fantastic organization to work for, with many opportunities to develop your career. There are plenty of training opportunities and support.

The Safeguarding Children team has established unexpected Child deaths since 2008, and this new initiative will learn from the existing model and develop an inclusive model for all children who sadly die.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the JAR process in partnership with Police and/or Coroner for unexpected child deaths and in expected child deaths in partnership with paediatricians, hospital personal and Police and Coroner (if required).
  • Lead in the co-ordination, management and support of Child Death reviews across the county in line with Government legislation and Local Safeguarding Children Partnership guidance and to contribute to the JAR processes
  • Responsible for ensuring that the service delivery will meet the requirements of the HSCP JAR child death process in accordance with Government legislation.
  • To be part of the JAR Nursing team to follow up child deaths including risk assessments to other children, share information, develop a supportive action plan, support parents and families.
  • Lead, manage and support the ECDOP national processes.

  • Person Specification



    • 1st Level Registered Nurse
    • Health Visitor and/or Specialist Degree in Community or Public Health.



    • Previous experience in working as Safeguarding Children Nurse or equivalent
    • Experience of delivering Joint Agency Response in a professional capacity

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