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Specialist Child Protection Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Please note for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will provide expert child protection knowledge and skills as part of the Community Paediatric Medical Service (CPMS) consisting of the Children Looked After Team, Child Protection Service, and Community Paediatric Service, delivering commissioned services in Southampton.

To coordinate and assist in child protection medicals for children and young people who are suspected of neglect or harm. Medicals will be undertaken at Magnolia Suite, Southampton with the on call Community Paediatrician. The role will include supporting the Consultant with appropriate investigations and assessments. You will need excellent communication and negotiation skills to work with social workers, carers, parents and police during a highly sensitive assessment. The child protection service operates Monday to Friday from 9am -- 5pm, however there may be a requirement to work beyond 5pm to ensure cases are completed.

You would be involved in giving the children a voice and attending ICPC to support evidence that you have been involved in.

Main duties of the job

Accepting referrals following liaison with medical colleagues.

Coordinate the timescales for the medical.

Liaising with the multi-agency network and the wider medical team to book the appointment.

To meet and greet the families/children/social workers at Children's Assessment Unit at Magnolia Suite.

To provide nursing support for the Doctor during the child protection medical.

Offer support and advice to professionals, children and families throughout the child protection process.

Assessment and analysis of highly complex information that may be emotionally distressing and highly contentious.

Management of highly charged emotional issues to identify risk to children.

Knowledge and skills in recognising indicators of child abuse.

Apply knowledge of child protection processes into practice.

Specialist knowledge of forensic and children protection procedures to support the paediatrician and family during the assessment.

To coordinate and manage follow-up assessments and investigations as required.

Support any follow up responsibilities e.g., Child Protection Conferences or Strategy Meetings

To promote effective liaison with professionals from health and other agencies at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

To use specialist clinical skills in assessing and analysing need, referring, and developing care plans for children and young people in complex situations.

Attendance for peer review.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV/PHN)

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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