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Band 6 Safeguarding Children Nurse

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Royal Free London NHS Trust

An exciting opportunity for career development has arisen for someone interested in pursuing a career in children's safeguarding. Working as a children's safeguarding nurse within the integrated safeguarding team in the Royal Free London Trust, you will be responsible for paediatric liaison at the Royal Free Hospital and develop specialist skills in information sharing, identifying children and families at risk or in need of support and building positive working relationships with multi-agencies.

You will be responsible for the swift and efficient liaison between the hospital and health and community services, sharing information about children and families who have accessed services in the hospital, as well as building a close working relationship with frontline staff to ensure staff are aware of current and emerging issues which may impact on the health and well being of children and families. You will also undertake audits and have the opportunity to lead in quality improvement and service development within the scope of paediatric liaison.

The post is based at the Royal Free Hospital site, with the post holder providing cross-cover at Barnet Hospital a minimum of one day a week. This is a full time position, with hours completed during office hours.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.

Main duties of the job

To maintain regular contact with the A& E department and to be responsible for the daily review of all paediatric A& E notes, identifying children and families of concern, and liaising with other professional as required to support staff so that they are aware of processes and pathways when concerns are identified

To prepare for and chair the weekly A& E safeguarding meetings where identified cases will be discussed

To audit A& E paediatric liaison and safeguarding activity and use this to inform staff and undertake service improvements or development alongside A& E staff

To maintain regular contact with and attend regular multidisciplinary team meetings on the paediatric wards, the neonatal unit and maternity unit and to share information with due regard to confidentiality.

To facilitate liaison between children/families/carers, ensuring that direct contact is made with the child's Health visitor, school nurse, GP or social worker.

To make referrals into the relevant social services for children or young people where concerns are identified.

To ensure that you are up to date with guidance and legislation relating to children and young people who access health services.

To act up for the specialist nurse for safeguarding children as required.

To cover cross site remotely across Barnet/Royal Free/Chase Farm sites when required

To partake in safeguarding children supervision provided by the safeguarding team.

Due to role development, the requirements of this post may evolve.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Proposed interview date 31st October 2022

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Relevant post graduate experience
  • Experience of acute hospital and community setting with children
  • Experience of working across agencies


  • Evidence of implementing and facilitating training programmes



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma
  • 998 or equivalent mentorship programme
  • Other relevant post graudation qualification

Skills and aptitudes


  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding children, and factors which impact on parenting capacity
  • Knowledge and understanding of current government safeguarding legislation
  • Excellent and effective organisation skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of consent, confidentiality and capacity
  • Understanding of the universal child health programme
  • Understanding of child development

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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