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Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled practitioner with an interest in further developing their safeguarding experience within an established Safeguarding Service.

To succeed you will need excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to critically analyse and record information in a concise accurate manner. You will need to be able to comfortably work under pressure, and be able to adapt to prioritising demands often within tight deadlines and adept at prioritising and working flexibly often to a tight deadline, you will be supported to further your own professional knowledge and skills within this specialised area.We require a highly motivated, committed and flexible practitioner to work with health and multi-agency colleagues to ensure provision of safe and effective services to safeguard vulnerable children across the City of Manchester and all children accessing MFT Hospital Services.We are looking for a Registered Nurse who is educated to degree level or working towards a degree with experience in the field of Children's Safeguarding. You should have evidence of on-going professional development and training undertaken in respect of safeguarding and must have recent experience of working directly with children, young people and their families within an acute or community setting.

Main duties of the job

To provide individual consultation, guidance and support to staff when requested regarding safeguarding and child protection

Ensure visibility within clinical

Provide support to staff involved in the safeguarding processes, including Child Protection Conferences, Strategy Meetings and other interagency / professional meetings.

To challenge colleagues, both internally and externally where decision making is not in line with local and national guidance or standards for best practice, ensuring that the process remains child focused at all

To provide advice and support to all practitioners and empower them to fulfill their safeguarding

Provide concise, accurate and timely verbal and written reports and contribute to the quality assurance of written reports by practitioners, in relation to formal child protection procedures and for legal

Ensure documentation relating to safeguarding is appropriate, accountable and defensible.

Assist in the establishment and maintenance of collaborative links with Primary Health Care Teams Community Based Services and Voluntary

Work with Clinical Teams and Directorates to ensure that appropriate arrangements for the dissemination and access to policies, practice guidance and procedures in relation to safeguarding children are

Assist in the development of safeguarding information leaflets and proformas for specific use by children, parents/legal guardians/families.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination.

If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination. There is currently Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new employees may need to be vaccinated.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Person Specication and Job Description


  • oRN child (or equivalent qualification and/or experience in relation to children).
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience.
  • o1st Level Degree or working towards.
  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development and training undertaken in respect of safeguarding to minimum Level 3 (as per Working Together).
  • oKnowledge of national and local Safeguarding Policies, guidelines and recommendations.
  • oKnowledge of relevant legislation relating to Safeguarding
  • oDemonstrates knowledge relevant to patterns of abuse and neglect.
  • oExperience of safeguarding supervision
  • oExperience of delivering training
  • oAwareness of issues affecting ethnic minority families and other socially excluded groups.
  • oWorking knowledge of children's health and development and the nature and impact of child maltreatment.
  • oCritical thinking, reflection and analysis to inform clinical assessment
  • oExcellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • oBasic IT skills, including email, Word
  • oAbility to analyse and critically evaluate information and record in a concise and accurate manner.
  • oConfidence to challenge appropriately in difficult situations
  • oAbility to communicate across organisational boundaries.
  • oAbility to work under pressure, to prioritise, work flexibly and to tight deadlines.
  • oCompletion of audits and reports within timescale.


  • oSpecialist Practitioner Public Health
  • oRecognised teaching/ mentoring qualification
  • oQualification in safeguarding supervision
  • oAccredited training qualification
  • oExperience of policy development and implementation.
  • oIT skills relating to Power Point, Excel

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunay's Road


M8 5RB

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