Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will support the Lead Nurse to ensure that the organisation meets its responsibilities to host the health professional role on behalf of the wider health economy, working as a member of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub in St Helens. The post holder will provide comprehensive health screening and information/data capture, with analysis, from a range of health providers which supports decision making in the MASH.

The post holder will practice autonomously, and as part of a wider multi agency team, demonstrating evidence-based clinical decision making, as well as work within guidelines to identify and manage risk, reporting any identified risks to the Lead Nurse.

Shortlisting date - 25th September 2023

Interview date - 2nd October 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist health advice and support interpreting all health matters to partner agencies within the MASH.

The ability to interpret information, to identify and assess risk to children and families is essential.

Good partnership and networking skills are required to work in this fast paced and sometimes challenging environment. The ability to work to timescales and deadlines is key for this role.

Due to the sensitive nature of the information being collated and discussed, the successful candidate will need to be resilient and able to work with emotionally challenging cases.

Good record keeping skills are required with an ability to access and input data on various systems.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To identify and address areas of poor or unsafe child protection/ safeguarding practice and highlight identified risks as appropriate.

Collect and collate information / data as and when required.

Evaluate, assess and direct staff in the management of safeguarding childrens cases.

Engage in peer safeguarding supervision in order to debrief and protect self from emotional effects of complex, emotive and distressing child abuse cases.

Adhere to Local Safeguarding Children Partnership and internal Trust Safeguarding policies and procedures.

Assist Trust staff in learning how to identify children at risk of significant harm and where necessary referring the child to appropriate agencies / services

Provide safeguarding advice, guidance and support to Trust staff supporting victims of Domestic violence or other key challenges within safeguarding where children are involved.

Provide specialist advice and support to all staff within the Trust on safeguarding issues, policies, procedures and clinical practice.

To liaise with professionals from partner agencies on behalf of staff, when appropriate.

Exercise leadership and aim to achieve high morale by efficient management skills, good staff relationships and clear lines of communication.

Prioritise and manage workload in the light of the unpredictable nature of child protection issues and enquiries arising, which result in frequent interruption requiring immediate response and intense concentration.

Work in collaboration with the Named Nurse to interpret and advice on the national and local policy documents.

Deputise as required on behalf of Band 7 MASH Specialist Nurse.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse with proven post registration experience

Knowledge/ Expereince


  • Post qualifying experience in a relevant field
  • Experience of managing complex safeguarding children's cases
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency framework
  • Knowledge of current Safeguarding Children legislation and guidance
  • Knowledge of key national and local challenges


  • Experience of working in a MASH or similar setting
  • Knowledge of the MASH agenda



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skill
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data, information and situations- offering appropriate advice and guidance
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and ability to adjust plans to meet demands of the service
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate confidence in dealing with highly sensitive, emotive, and emotionally challenging information
  • Computer literacy and ability to devise and maintain IT or alternative systems
  • Clinical credibility demonstrated through experience in safeguarding children
  • Ability to manage personal stress and that of others in highly emotive and distressing circumstances



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulnes
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standard
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honest
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Atlas House, St Helens

Corporation Street

St Helens


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