Adult Safeguarding Advanced Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the East and South East Adult Community Mental Health Services as an Advanced Safeguarding Practitioner

Main duties of the job

You will be based within the East South East Adult Community Services working closely with Adult Community Mental Health Services and our Corporate Safeguarding Team.

Applicants will have proven leadership ability, including experience of mentoring or supervising colleagues. The chosen applicant will be able to make decisions where situations are complex and, in doing so, use a person centred approach to develop personalised solutions for adults at risk of abuse, and their families. Applicants should also have experience of undertaking Safeguarding Adults enquiries and a good working knowledge of social care and safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014.

For full details please refer to the attached Job Description.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just fivemental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a safeguarding practitioner lead, you will oversee and co-ordinate the Adult Mental Health Service Investigating Team responsibilities for safeguarding concerns raised, working closely with senior staff in the local Adult Community Mental Health Services.

You will be required to identify safeguarding plans to mitigate risk to the person oversee gathering of relevant information identify scope and terms of reference of any enquiry and decision making tool apply safeguarding eligibility criteria record and keep records up to date hold and chair strategy discussions or meetings chair case conferences, ensuring outcomes are recorded and identify need for other assessments or interventions required.

Please refer to job description and person specification for more details.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health professional appropriate to the job role (nursing, OT, SW)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Completion of metentorship /preceptorship Course/ENB equivalent, or intention to complete
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner
  • Practice Educator Qualification
  • Best Interest Assessor practitioner



  • Works with vulnerable adults and or children within a health and social care setting
  • Involvement in multi-agency work
  • Experience of student supervision
  • Applied use of Social Care & Health Care legislation
  • Finds innovative solutions to meet identified needs of service users Safeguarding processes and investigations
  • Ability to reflect on experiences to enhance and inform own practice and decision making


  • Applied use of at least one of the following of Mental capacity Act Mental Health Act care Management Continuing Health Care, Care Programme Approach
  • Experience of Staff supervision & development planning



  • Adult Social care and legislation, strategies and guidance relevant to the post
  • Safeguarding statutory responsibilities, including Making Safeguarding Personal
  • Risk management and positive risk taking
  • Human rights legislation and how these laws protect the rights of adults
  • The integration agenda - Working as part of a multi -disciplinary /multi - agency team
  • The personalisation agenda and applying creative problem solving to maximise independence
  • Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills with individuals, families, groups, staff
  • Strong IT skills reporting, recording, written
  • Ability to assess and record eligible and non -eligible needs, drawing on evidence based practice to inform your response
  • Acts in a self -directed, proactive way to identify / develop opportunities ideas & innovation
  • Mentors, coaches, supports and supervises other social work staff to be accountable, proactive, innovative, autonomous and to enhance performance
  • Actively and creatively develops team members' capabilities in line with service objectives and professional standards



  • Analytically interprets research, audits, case law and present to colleagues in an accessible way to inform practice.
  • Work within the spheres of own professional responsibilities and escalate clinical and operational concerns to senior clinical and operational management in a timely way as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Cygnet House, 1 Old College Court, Priory Street, SG12 0DE

1 Old College Court Priory Street Herts


SG12 0DE

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