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Associate Safeguarding Nurse (Children and Young People)

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Under the supervision of the clinical nurse specialists and named nurse, the post holder will provide safeguarding support and advice to staff working within the trust, signposting to relevant services, or escalating to the CNS/Named Nurse/Named Doctor as required.

The post holder with assist the clinical nurse specialists for the emergency department, inpatient wards and intensive cares in their day-to-day duties including case management, liaison, data entry and teaching.

The post holder will work closely with both the named nurse and clinical nurse specialists to continually promote and develop best practice within the trust, including participation in audit, quality improvement, teaching and with training and experience safeguarding supervision.

The post holder will work on site at St George's Hospital and may on occasion be requested to travel to partnership meetings, or clinical sites outside of the main trust.

Main duties of the job

The safeguarding team at St George's works across the Trust providing expert knowledge, advice and liaison for children, young people and families at risk of or experiencing vulnerability or harm.

We work closely with the hospital clinical teams, and safeguarding partners including children's social services, police, primary care, maternity services and community health to improve outcomes for children and families.

As a tertiary referral centre for children, St George's provides a wide range of specialisms across medicine, surgery and therapies. We are a regional major trauma centre for children, and provide level three neonatal and paediatric intensive care.

The associate safeguarding nurse will support the safeguarding clinical nurse specialists (CNS), Named Nurse and Named Dr in the delivery of advice, care and education to promote safeguarding of children and young people at St George's hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a keen interest in safeguarding to 'step into' the specialism and develop knowledge and skills in the management of safeguarding concerns, quality improvement and safeguarding education. We are a diverse team and welcome applicants from a broad range of clinical backgrounds, including community and acute health.

For more information about the role, or an informal visit to the hospital please contact:

Keri Page, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • NMC Registered RN Child, education to degree level - no restrictions on practice
  • Current safeguarding level three training


  • Practice assessor/mentoring teaching qualification
  • Evidence of additional CPD in safeguarding topics



  • Minimum of three years post registration experience caring for children in the acute or community setting
  • Experience and ability to demonstrate teaching and assessing students, support staff and peers
  • Experience of multi-agency working in child protection cases


  • Participation in research, clinical audit or quality improvement
  • Experience as a safeguarding children supervisor
  • Experience of completing child and family assessments

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient IT skills (email, internet, word processing)
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work within a multi-agency environment
  • Ability to manage own time and prioritise effectively
  • Evidence of use of escalation process when concern raised with care
  • Self-motivated, proactive, positive and innovative
  • Team player, ability to share and support workload of others
  • Commitment to child/young person focused care


  • Experience of report writing
  • Ability to motivate people of all capabilities and attitudes
  • Be able to confidently challenge practice and support colleagues in challenging perceived views offered by other professionals.



  • Knowledge risk management and duty of candour
  • Knowledge of safeguarding processes, including consent and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of child development and family risk factors
  • Awareness and knowledge of best practice in relation to safeguarding children and willingness to keep up to date


  • Knowledge of level of needs frameworks
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice
  • Knowledge of extra-familial harm



  • Ability to work on site within acute hospital, including attending clinical areas and complete face to face patient care in clinical environments including intensive care/emergency department
  • Ability to travel to partnership meetings/training within the local area

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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