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Deputy Named Professional, Adult Safeguarding

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
St Ives, Cambridgeshire
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of harm or abuse and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post holder will work as part of the safeguarding team with responsibility and professional accountability as a specialist professional for safeguarding adults and their families.

The post holder will be a committed, expert practitioner working within the Trust Wide Adult Safeguarding Team with strong links to the CCS Children's Safeguarding Teams, delivering quality training, supervision, and expert advice to ensure the Trust meets its statutory responsibilities in safeguarding adults and children.

Contribution to Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews, and internal incidents will be a significant element of the work of the Deputy Named Professional alongside DoLS (Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards) the MCA (Mental Capacity Act) and Prevent.

Contract Type: Permanent / Secondment

Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.

Main duties of the job


1. The post holder must always carry out his/her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Equal Opportunities Policy.

2. To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

3. All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

4. This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

5. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

6. Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Deputise for the Named Professional when appropriate.

2. Promote awareness within the Trust of everyones responsibility to safeguard adults and children at risk and promote their welfare.

3. Deliver specialist safeguarding supervision and reflective practice to practitioners on issues related to safeguarding adults and their families at risk using a Think Family approach to guide and support clinical practice.

4. To lead on development of defined areas of safeguarding practice as determined by Named Professional and Head of Safeguarding.

5. To support practitioners to embed a Think Family approach across the Trust.

6. To lead the safeguarding team in liaising with the Local Authority Safeguarding Teams. Ensuring effective timely communication and information sharing both internally and externally, which supports multidisciplinary/interagency working, to include S42 Enquiries and Provider Led enquiries.

7. Provide expert advice, support, and guidance to all staff within CCS, in relation to safeguarding adults and their families.

8. Encourage practitioners to listen to and act on the voice of the patient and wider family within their practice, record keeping and reports.

9. To be available to support staff as required, before, during and after all safeguarding meetings and for all court related activities and ensure staff have access to appropriate legal advice when required.

10. To represent the Named Professionals at any multi-agency strategic groups as appropriate. This may include quality assurance or themed sub-groups for the local multi agency safeguarding arrangements.

11. Support practitioners in the development and/or analysis of case chronologies that identifies the risk and resilience in the patient and their families. Develop and agree actions that drive forward safeguarding practice.

12. Support practitioners to produce high quality reports to present as evidence in court to safeguard adults and at risk and their families.

13. Act as an autonomous practitioner when advising and supporting decision making.

14. To work with Trust staff to promote best practice, identify risk factors and initiate or escalate appropriate action to safeguard people at risk of or suffering from abuse.

15. To contribute to collaborative interagency working and quality assurance frameworks for safeguarding.

16. To assist the Named Professionals and Safeguarding Teams to provide data in relation to Quality Key Performance Indicators, self-assessments, and other information as requested by the wider Trust or partner agencies.

17. To support staff dealing with the emotional trauma that safeguarding work can evoke on self and others, seeking support when necessary.

18. Plan, develop, facilitate, and evaluate training packages within the organisation and as needed in partnership with other agencies where multi agency training is provided

19. To support the dissemination and embedding of learning from safeguarding incidents and to manage team members and roles and responsibilities associated with this

20. Undertake/support with Mental Capacity Assessments, best interest decision making and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards within the scope of your accountability and skills.

21. Undertake/Support and guidance on all matters relating to Prevent within your scope of accountability and skills.

22. To escalate complex safeguarding cases with partner agencies where appropriate with consideration to Court of Protection when required.

23. To attend and contribute to relevant multi-agency forums and LSAB sub-groups as identified with Named Professional, ensuring the provision of expert advice to all relevant external agencies e.g. social care, police, Safeguarding Adult Boards, and act as a reference point to these agencies.

24. To work with the Named Professional to plan, monitor and implement the audit programme together with the Safeguarding Team and support staff where necessary in undertaking these.

25. Ensure all staff can respect diversity and equality, to take account of differences in assessing, planning, and implementing care.


1. To support staff with the communication of complex and sensitive information effectively with adults at risk and their families.

2. Maintain good relationships with other professional leads and all members of staff, thus developing professionalism through the organisation.

Key relationships:

Directors of Adult and Childrens Services

Associate Director for Safeguarding

Head of Safeguarding.

Named Professional

Safeguarding Teams

External agency leads for Safeguarding

Integrated Care Boards

Medical, Nursing, Health Care Assistants, AHP and administrative staff

Chief Nurse/Deputy Chief Nurse

Voluntary & charitable organisations

Research & Development Activity:

1. Required to undertake regular Research and Development activities as appropriate.

2. Commit to keeping up to date with current research/evidence and considering implications of the same on local safeguarding practice.

3. Participate in continuing professional development to maintain safeguarding adults at risk level 3 safeguarding competencies.

Clinical and Practice:

1. Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/ records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

2. Any information shared must be recorded on patients electronic record and with adherence to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

3. The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.

4. The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.

5. It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with a Professional Body, and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

6. Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

7. The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.

8. To contribute to the design and implementation of the safeguarding strategy in conjunction with the safeguarding team promoting evidence-based practice in safeguarding within Cambridgeshire Community Services.

9. To ensure that there is robust and effective clinical governance of safeguarding people processes in place.

10. Assist the Named Professionals to identify areas of improvement through quality assurance and audit, which will provide evidence to support the Clinical Governance Framework.

11. To participate in the design, implementation and delivery of the Trusts safeguarding training strategy and the safeguarding audit programme.

12. Assist the Named Professionals and Heads of Safeguarding to ensure that safeguarding systems, policies, and procedures are regularly monitored, evaluated, and developed.

13. To support LADO and PiPoT processes in each locality

14. To maintain records and support staff to maintain records as per the Professional Bodies and Trust requirements.

Person Specification



  • Holds a professional qualification (RN, RMN, RNLD, RNC, OT, PT, SLT, RSW)


  • Training in Adult Safeguarding or equivalent experience
  • Recognised Leadership qualification
  • MSc in safeguarding related subject (or willing to or working towards this)
  • NSPCC or other accredited safeguarding supervision training



  • Training in Adult Safeguarding or equivalent experience
  • Leadership and management, including line management.
  • Understands the assessment of need and harm from a Think Family perspective.
  • Experience of teaching and facilitating groups


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and knowledge of supervision models.
  • Currently practicing in the safeguarding field
  • Awareness of patient/public involvement in service development.



  • Sound knowledge of the principles underpinning safeguarding practice - the national and local safeguarding agenda, relevant policy, procedures, and practice legislation developments
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity, DoLS Prevent, PiPoT and Lado requirements
  • Able to work effectively in a team and alone under pressure whist being flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Effective multi agency working including communicating the health needs of the individual


  • Able to demonstrate advanced report writing and presentation skills.
  • Supervision skills both individual and group facilitation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Meadows

Unit 7 & 8 Meadow Lane

St Ives, Cambridgeshire

PE27 4LG

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