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Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner to join the Safeguarding Children and Adult's Team within Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT).

The post will be co-located with the Engage Child Sexual Exploitation Team within the Pennine locality, currently based at Greenbank Police Station, Blackburn. There is an expectation that the post holder would be able to travel around the County as required for the role.

The role is part-time, 3 days per week, and will be worked as part of a job share arrangement.

The main remit of this post will be to provide safeguarding health input to the Engage Team, a multi-agency, co-located team dedicated to tackling the criminal and sexual exploitation of young people. There will be a need to work flexibly to ensure that young people continue to receive appropriate health services and are not left at risk. Applicants must have extensive, recent experience in working directly with children, young people and their families in need of protection and support.

Working within a multi-professional / agency context the successful applicant will provide expert training, supervision and advice to health and social care practitioners on a wide range of safeguarding issues that impact on children, young people, adults and their families. T

Main duties of the job

Working within a multi-professional / agency context the post-holder will provide expert advice on safeguarding issues, policies, procedures and clinical practice which will enable the Trust and its workforce to conform to mandatory and statutory frameworks pertaining to the Safeguarding Agenda.

The post holder will provide leadership, supervision, training and expert advice in the management of Safeguarding/MCA practice. A key component of the post will be to support the Safeguarding Leadership Team in the development of safeguarding activities. This will support LSCFT and its workforce to conform to the local, county and national frameworks and guidelines pertaining to the agenda. The post holder will be an experienced and highly skilled, specialist practitioner and must have extensive, recent experience in working directly with vulnerable children, adults and their families.

The post will be supported by the LSCFT safeguarding team within the Nursing & Quality Directorate and will work across all the LSCFT Directorates & Networks. The post holder will work in partnership with the Local Authority's safeguarding teams to support the development of positive partnerships to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and adults. The post holder will be required to participate and assist in the development of skills and competencies for the workforce.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent NMC Registration
  • o1st Level degree or similar



  • oDemonstrates an awareness of the complex issues when working across organisations and disciplines and understands key elements of change management
  • oIntermediate knowledge of national policy/research and legislation relating to the safeguarding/MCA/DoLs/LPS agenda
  • oUp-to-date knowledge of the safeguarding/MCA/DoLs/LPs agenda



  • oExperience of strategy, guidelines, policy development
  • oClinical experience relating to safeguarding/MCA
  • experience of developing and using audit tools

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Daisyfield Mill / Greenbank Police Station, Blackburn



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