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Safeguarding health representative

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Somerset Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a qualified practitioner to work alongside our Social Care and Police colleagues involved in the triage of referrals, requests for MASH and Strategy discussions as part of a multi-agency safeguarding team.

The post is 37.5 hours and based at Bridgwater Police Centre Monday - Friday , the role is responsible for the continuous improvement of safeguarding processes within the Somerset Safeguarding System from a Health System perspective, supporting Somerset Foundation Trust, the Integrated Care Board and Public Health Nursing.

Main duties of the job

The primary focus of this role is to participate in children MASH and Strategy Discussions, providing sufficient detail and research to inform safeguarding decision making. You will work collegiately alongside a range of Social Care, Police and Health colleagues from both Acute, Public and Primary services.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are seeking practitioners who can demonstrate an ability to access information succinctly, use analytical skills and present information in written and verbal form in order to reach informed decisions to safeguard others. You will need to be able to record clear actions and planning across a number of electronic systems ensuring professional accountability, clear recording whilst working collaboratively alongside Police and Social Care Colleagues.

Somerset Foundation Trusts Safeguarding Service, currently comprises of Qualified Nurses, Health Visitors, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Teachers and Midwives.

The position will require sound knowledge and experience in working within a safeguarding arena relating to adults or children.

If you are looking to develop your career in safeguarding and hold a desire to work at the heart of a multi agency team then we would welcome applications from suitable qualified and registered professionals

Person Specification



  • RN/RGN/RHV/RMHN/ Degree in Social Work or equivalent


  • Evidence of continuing post qualification professional development



  • Evidence of managing complex safeguarding cases
  • Awareness and working knowledge of latest safeguarding legislation, guidelines and best practice.


  • Diversity and equality issues and their application in safeguarding practice



  • Experience in the supervision of professionals involved in safeguarding


  • Involvement in planning and delivery of safeguarding training

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Bridgwater Police Centre

Express Park



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