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Named Midwife Safeguarding

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will undertake the role as Named Midwife for Safeguarding in accordance with the role and competencies outlined in the RCPCH Intercollegiate Guidance (2019)

The post holder will be a highly visible senior midwife who is able to provide specialist safeguarding knowledge and advice to staff in Maternity services and across the Trust

The post holder will work collaboratively with all Trust services and partner agencies as required including those out of area to ensure that pregnant women, their babies and families who access maternity services are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted.

Ensure that there are robust safeguarding supervision processes in place for maternity services and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the Trust response to all Safeguarding Reviews for children, adults and Domestic Homicide Reviews and to ensure that learning is shared and recommendations are implemented and audited.

To act as a Trust lead for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

To ensure that Child Death reporting and reviewing processes are embedded across Maternity services

To develop safeguarding systems, processes and policies across maternity services and quality assurance measures to demonstrate compliance with statutory safeguarding duties and to monitor and evaluate to reduce risks to infants

To attend Trust meetings, preparing and presenting papers and reports as required.

To identify and support safeguarding training across maternity services and across the Trust to ensure that staff have the required knowledge and skills for their role.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

Cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. We are committed to ensuring staff and patients are free from discrimination regardless of their ethnicity, background, gender or sexual orientation.

Every person should be able to fulfil their potential at work and we pride ourselves on using this knowledge to provide personalised care and ensure that we are a supportive environment in which to work .We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to 300,000 people living or visiting Bolton (the biggest Town in the UK) and the surrounding areas. Bolton has been ranked as one of the happiest places to live in the North west.

In 2020 we came together with our partners to radically change the way we deliver health and care services in Bolton. The aim was to build an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) where we all worked together to improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across the system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for detailed job description and main responsibilities, alternatively please see contact details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Post-registration Safeguarding Training/Qualification



  • Minimum of 3 years' experience of working in a safeguarding role including experience of working with vulnerable women with complex medical and social needs
  • Knowledge of key practice areas for safeguarding children in Maternity services including FGM and Domestic Abuse
  • Experience of implementing Safeguarding evidence based practice
  • Experience of multi-agency/partnership working at practice and operational level


  • Experience of providing Safeguarding Supervision



  • Ability to demonstrate extensive understanding of safeguarding principles and their application to practice
  • Proven ability to achieve targets and objectives within a demanding and pressured environment against challenging deadlines.
  • Receive and communicate information relating to safeguarding and patient safety, which may impact on the Trust or on an organisation-wide basis


  • Involved in supporting projects/practice developments within maternity services



  • Confident to escalate concerns, give and receive professional challenge
  • Inspires others and leads by example

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital



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