Named Nurse Children Looked After Band 8a

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Named Nurse for Children Looked After Band 8a, full time 37.5 hours per week

The Named Nurse for Children Looked After(CLA) will support all activities to ensure the organization meets its statutory responsibilities with regard to Children Looked After. The post holder will provide leadership and assurance across the CLA agenda, seeking assurances from and holding to account services and partners regarding their responsibilities. This post will manage the Children Looked After team, provide expert leadership of the Children Looked After agenda for Sutton. The post holder will provide access to a supportive team who will provide specialist advice and support across the organisation on all Children Looked After matters. They will provide the Lead Nurse for safeguarding with support in implementing the safeguarding children agenda and CLA agenda across the Trust. They will assist the Trust in meeting its statutory duties and responsibilities relating to CLA. This includes providing cover, where necessary, in the absence of the Lead nurse.

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th October 2023 (provisionally)

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the achievement of the Directorate / Trust business plan targets and objectives about Children Looked After.
  • The Named Nurse is the identified source of advice, guidance and support for Borough employees and other partner agencies. The Named Nurse will ensure and promote expert professional practice within the Sutton Borough in relations to CLA
  • To ensure that all staff have an awareness and understanding of current Safeguarding procedures achieved through the delivery of appropriate levels of training.
  • To ensure that staff are using and applying safeguarding procedures by facilitation of an environment of reflection and inquiry that optimises learning achieved through the supervision of staff.
  • The Named Nurse for CLA will work closely with other Named Professionals in order to improve the life chances for CLA in line with National and local targets and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Implement the national guidance on CLA.
  • Plan, monitor and implement the CLA Audit programme.
  • Participate in Serious Case Reviews, Individual Management Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews and any other reviews.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Current NMC registration Part1/3
  • Post Registration training in safeguarding Children or SCPHN



  • Can demonstrate extensive experience related to working with babies/children and young people and relevant experience with children looked after and young people including care leavers
  • Extensive experience of working with children and young people aged 0 to 19 with a focus on - Child development - Attachment - Mental health - Sexual health - Public health
  • Professional knowledge to ensure guidance and training to all staff in matters relating to the safeguarding and protection of children, children looked after and care leavers



  • Ability to undertake Practice reviews including skills to critically analyse reviews and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to plan, lead and organise meetings, training programmes, work - plans and audits.
  • Ability to liaise with Out of Area providers to ensure the health needs of children placed away from the borough are met.
  • Highly development communication skills which include an ability to discuss sensitive and emotive issues with individuals, groups of staff and patients/carers.
  • Demonstrable people management skills including, Ability to negotiate in difficult situations, Ability to facilitate multidisciplinary relationships, Ability to motivate staff
  • Ability to lead and plan across the corporate parenting partnership



  • In depth understanding of the Safeguarding Children and Children Looked After and Care Leaver agenda including knowledge of associated current publications and their impact on the organisation
  • Sound knowledge of legislation pertaining to safeguarding children and children looked after
  • Sound Knowledge of clinical governance and its application in relation to safeguarding
  • Demonstrable skills in management

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier

Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Sutton,



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