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Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing and Quality Directorate

Safeguarding Team

Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner

Band 7

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

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 based within the Pennine Locality at Daisyfield Mill, Blackburn, however there is an expectation that staff would be able to travel to other LSCFT bases as required.

The main remit of this post will be to provide safeguarding input within services in the Pennine area and we are looking for a nurse with experience of working with safeguarding issues in their current role.

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. The role will be underpinned by a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks that shape the safeguarding agenda including The Children Act (1989 2004), The Care Act (2014), The Mental Health Act (1983) and The Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Main duties of the job

Safeguarding is integral to governance arrangements within LSCFT and we are looking for someone with leadership experience and a track record in providing high standards of care to the most vulnerable children and adults in our society.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a passion for safeguarding children, adults and their families and share the teams commitment to deliver services that are reliable, of high quality and safe in an area of work that is demanding, challenging yet extremely rewarding.

The successful applicant will support the development of single and multi-agency, safeguarding policies, procedures and clinical practice, ensuring practice is current and up to date in line with local and national priorities. The applicant will be required to support organisational safeguarding arrangements, contribute to the trust's quality and assurance framework and support the team in fulfilling statutory safeguarding duties outlined by the Think Family Safeguarding Agenda.

The post holder will work closely with the Named Nurses and Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children, Adults and MCA to ensure appropriate quality assurance mechanisms are in place and to assist in the development of skills and competencies of the LSCFT 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

Safeguarding is a valued and integral part of multi-disciplinary working across the Trust and the post involves opportunities to contribute to wider practice development and initiatives in line with a new locality model and Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP). The scope of the post will include the development of effective inter-disciplinary and inter-agency communication and relationships to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, families and adults.

This post is subject to an Enhanced CRB Clearance.

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

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Level degree or similar.



  • Expert written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Intermediate IT skills



  • Previous post qualifying work experience
  • Clinical experience relating to safeguarding/MCA
  • Experience of supervision as a supervisor

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Pennine Safeguarding

Daisyfield Mill



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