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Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Safeguarding Children's Practitioner to join the Safeguarding Children's team here at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will assist the Named Nurse Safeguarding children to carry out operational responsibilities as set out in Working Together (2023) and the intercollegiate document (2019) in the application and development of the national safeguarding agenda across Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. They will support the Named Nurse in providing effective 'Think Family' advice, training, and safeguarding supervision.

If you are passionate about safeguarding and have experience of working in a safeguarding position and if you share our enthusiasm and commitment to creating the very best opportunities for children and young people we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the children's safeguarding team to identify risks in management of vulnerable children, young people and families in accordance with the Trusts safeguarding children policy, to ensure appropriate action is taken in line with policy and procedure.

The post holder will use their specialist knowledge and experience in promoting continuity of care for children and young people by facilitating effective communication between the Acute Trust, Community Health Professionals, Children's Social Care, General Practitioners and other statutory and voluntary agencies.

The post holder will assist in the development and delivery of training both single and multiagency forums, provide safeguarding children's supervision and provide expert safeguarding advice where required.

To provide specialist knowledge, advice and support in safeguarding children to medical and nursing staff across the trust, so as to enable staff to exercise professional judgement within a framework of accountability.

To identify risks in management of vulnerable children, young people and families in accordance with the Trusts safeguarding children policy, to ensure appropriate action is taken in line with policy and procedure.

The post holder will be expected to display high levels of competence, judgement and integrity and personal accountability.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification

Short listing


  • 1st level Registration
  • Evidence of Clinical safeguarding experience at a senior level
  • Evidence of education and supervision
  • Evidence of contributing to investigations or internal reviews


  • Leadership qualification
  • Safeguarding supervision qualification
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • post graduate cert/dip/degree in safeguarding related subject

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Odstock Road



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