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Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Job Details

Are you a passionate and dedicated nurse looking to make a difference in the lives of children? We are currently seeking a Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialist to join our team at Barts Health NHS Trust Royal London Hospital.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, social workers, and external agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of children in our care. You will play a key role in supporting staff to implement policies and procedures to safeguard children and providing training.

As a Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialist, you will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of children who may be experiencing abuse or neglect. Your expertise and dedication will help to ensure that these children receive the best possible care and support, while also working to prevent future instances of harm.

If you are a compassionate, committed and work well in a dynamic team and you have a passion for safeguarding children, we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder, as part of the Safeguarding Children Team, will support the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children in meeting requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023). This work will incorporate the key elements of the Children Acts 1989 and2004 and the National Service Framework for Children, Young people and Maternity Services (2004) and the Care Quality Commission Core Standard 7 (Safeguarding people who use services from abuse).

The post holder will provide safeguarding children advice and support, safeguarding children supervision and training to practitioners. The role also includes providing advice and support in relation to children in need including children with disabilities and those children identified as vulnerable in any way.

The post holder will improve and facilitate robust communication pathways between hospital staff and professionals across the safeguarding partnership in the community, primary care and other agencies.

The post holder will work with the Named Nurse for safeguarding children to undertake audits and support the development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding children.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Registered Sick Children's Nurse//SCPHN (Health Visiting) or equivalent


  • BSc(Honours) or working towards



  • Evidence of involvement in child protection practice Evidence of inter-agency/multiprofessional working.
  • Experience of being involved in clinical audit and evaluation.
  • Evidence of facilitating and supporting change in practice
  • Experience of receiving safeguarding children supervision
  • Experience of providing safeguarding children supervision


  • Experience of working with and, development of, safeguarding children's procedures within the hospital
  • Evidence of creating and providing educational programmes



  • Knowledge and understanding of key legislation and guidance underpinning safeguarding children practice
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures and practice.
  • Knowledge of professional accountability in relation to safeguarding children


  • ENB 998 Reaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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