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Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Barts Health NHS Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 per annum inc
Closing date
23 May 2024

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An opportunity has arisen in our Think Family team for the role of Named Nurse for Children Safeguarding.

Whipps Cross Hospital model for Safeguarding is under the umbrella term of Think Family. We firmly believe that safeguarding is everyone's business, and the focus should be family rather than the individual only.

The safeguarding team are collocated in a 'Think Family' office space which includes the Hospital IDVA, St Giles Youth Workers and Learning Disability team. This allows the delivery of Think Family approach.

We are looking for an experienced Named Nurse Children Safeguarding to join our fantastic team.

You will need to have extensive experience in children safeguarding and be able to work independently but collaboratively.

You will have expert knowledge of current legislation and statutory guidance relating to safeguarding children. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder, as part of the safeguarding children team, will take a lead to ensure the requirements set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023) are met. This work will incorporate the key elements of the Children Acts 1989 and 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023) and the Care Quality Commission Core Standards.

The post holder will demonstrate advanced skills and competencies to influence the pathways of care in the safeguarding of children, working closely with the named professions at hospital and group level to ensure that the hospital / Trust meets its statutory responsibilities to protect the welfare of children.

They will initiate and add to research evidence in the field of safeguarding to ensure that evidence-based practice is inherent in all aspects of care. The role requires a high level of legal literacy of the Children Act and family law that interface with the safeguarding children agenda.

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.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

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



  • oPost registration experience in acute or primary setting
  • oSignificant experience in children Safeguarding role
  • oExperience of working with complex family situations
  • oExtensive experience in the delivery of safeguarding children supervision
  • oSkilled in Multi-agency assessment and working together with partner agencies
  • oExtensive leadership and management experience
  • oExperience in the development of policies, procedures and practice guidance
  • oExperience of undertaking and contributing to organisational and service audits
  • oDeveloping, providing and evaluating Safeguarding training
  • oSignificant experience of contributing to Serious Case Reviews



  • oAbility to manage team and workload
  • oAbility to provide concise information to the Divisional and hospital senior leadership teams
  • oAbility to work in a non-hierarchical structure
  • oCollaborative working within the team, hospital, Group and ICB
  • oIndependent decision making
  • oAbility to write board reports and annual reports
  • oBudget management
  • oAbility to analyse highly complex safeguarding situation in which there may be several different parts and there is no clear solution
  • oAbility to analyse highly complex safeguarding situation in which there may be several different parts and there is no clear solution
  • oUnderstanding of Patient Safety Incident Review Framework (PSIRF)


  • oHealth roster management



  • oSafeguarding Children Supervision
  • oMentoring or equivalent training
  • oDeveloped and specialist knowledge of Safeguarding
  • oEvidence of on-going professional development
  • oSpecialist knowledge of current legislation and statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding children



  • oRN (Child)/RSCN/SCPHN BSc


  • oMasters degree in a relevant subject

Personal and people development


  • oLead and motivate individuals and teams to implement high standards of care for safeguarding children
  • oSuccessfully implement change
  • oOrganise and prioritise own workload and that of others



  • oCommunicate effectively with a wide range of people in a variety of settings
  • oCommunicate legal and safeguarding topics which are complex and sensitive to large groups of people
  • oAble to present data and analysis at committees


  • oAble to present at conferences

Specific requirements


  • oAbility to work flexibly
  • oAbility to deal with distressing or emotional circumstances on a regular basis
  • oCommitment to Equal opportunities and protecting human rights

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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