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Named Nurse Safeguarding Children

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Are you a motivated and dedicated professional who is passionate about safeguarding?

We are in a position to recruit 1.80 WTE Named Nurses for Safeguarding Children Team . This is a specialist role which involves, operating across services for our integrated Acute and Community Trust and working from non NHS Sites.

The successful practitioners will be supported in their role by the wider safeguarding team and there will be opportunity to lead on areas of work /specialist interest in safeguarding and undertake professional studies to aid development.

The post holder will actively contribute to multi-agency partnership working arrangements for safeguarding children, which will include working within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

If you have the relevant skills and want to work in growing safeguarding team, that are commitment to improving outcomes for children and families then we would love to hear from you.

Please state on your application the preferred hours you are applying for.

For further details please contact Mak Inayat Deputy Head of Safeguarding, work mobile: 07971 088575 Email:

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in a busy and supportive Safeguarding Children Team. The role involves working collaboratively with Named and Designated Doctors, Designated Nurse and other agencies to ensure that the organisation meets its safeguarding children responsibilities and that children are effectively safeguarded.

The post holder will deliver training safeguarding supervision undertake research and audits provide daily expert advice and support to staff within the Trust.

You will need to evidence partnership working and have appropriate post registration experience, which must include extensive clinical experience working with complex safeguarding issues either acute or community based.

The successful candidates will increase their knowledge in different aspects of safeguarding, and as a team we are ready to look at new ideas. We want responsive, driven team players that work well in a team, individuals that will foster a culture which encourages high quality practice, knowledge and learning at all levels across all professions.

For this interesting role you should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances. In addition you will need to have the ability to work under pressure, prioritise your workload and deal with confidential and sensitive concerns in a professional manner.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021 We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes. Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022 We would particularly welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and from people with a disability these groups are currently under-represented at senior level, we value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful practitioners will be supported in their role by the wider safeguarding team and there will be opportunity to lead on areas of work /specialist interest in safeguarding and undertake professional studies to aid development.

The role is varied and will include:

Providing expert advice and support on all aspects of Safeguarding to all clinical areas, departments and employees of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Providing advice (direct and indirect) to colleagues on the assessment, treatment and clinical services for all aspects of Safeguarding.

Providing appropriate professional advice on Safeguarding concerns including within the wider context of child health and social care and contributing to the strategic and ongoing planning of Childrens Services within Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Directly supervise staff in accordance with the Walsall Healthcare NHS Safeguarding Supervision Policy, and ensure that whilst working within a cascade model, supervision is robustly monitored to ensure access for staff additionally ensure quarterly reports are provided to the Lead Nurse.

Working in partnership with the Designated Nurse and Doctor and with the Trusts Lead Nurse and Named Doctor for Safeguarding in promoting the safeguarding agenda within Walsall.

Providing support and advice to any member of staff who is requested to engage in legal proceedings.

Encouraging and facilitating a culture that involves and empowers staff, stimulating innovation and active participation in shaping service developments for the delivery of patient care.

Ensuring the Trusts aims and objectives are maintained, engaging when required in groups, forums, meetings as delegated by the Head Nurse for Safeguarding deputising as necessary in strategic meetings.

Providing cross-cover and support across the Safeguarding Service in line with the post-holders professional accountability and expertise.

Ensuring that all data is being monitored in respect of requirements of the Trust Safeguarding Annual Report provide assurance that systems are robust and that reports can be provided as requested. Ensure that oversight of the Administrative Team exists.

Ensuring that Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has a training strategy in line with the Intercollegiate Document and local expectations. The post holder will also be required to deliver safeguarding children training.

Ensuring there are robust and up to date local policies and guidelines are available throughout Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Participating internal serious incidents and child safeguarding practice reviews processes as required. Ensuring dissemination of information post internal serious incidents and child safeguarding practice reviews and application of learning.

Assess the safeguarding risks involved in cases/ situations and ensure utilisation of practices and protocols to minimise those risks

Monitoring safeguarding performance or individuals/ teams and with the support of the Lead Nurse to take appropriate actions when standards fall below expected levels.

Act as a visible role model, adhering to expected standards of behaviour, promoting a supportive ethos to empower staff to contribute to the delivery of high quality person-centred care

Lead by example, developing self and other staff and influencing the way care is provided in a manner that is innovative, open and responds to individual needs in line with the NHS Duty of Candour.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ or Specialist Community Health Nurse (SCHN)
  • Educated at Degree Level
  • Evidence of academic studies relating to safeguarding children post qualifying.
  • 998/7307 Teaching Qualification or equivalent


  • NSPCC Safeguarding Supervision Supervisor Skills Course or equialent



  • Comprehensive knowledge of current legislation relating to Safeguarding children and young people and how it relates in clinical practice
  • An understanding of leadership and team dynamics including conflict resolution



  • Demonstrates good written communication skills



  • Experience of assessing risk and need for children and families
  • Experience of managing risks and reporting and escalating concerns
  • years' post qualifying experience, working in the community or acute post qualified

Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


Blakenall Village Centre

Blakenall Village Centre 79 Thames Road Bloxwich



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