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Childrens Safeguarding Nurse - Bank

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
10 Jul 2024
We are currently seeking a passionate and highly experienced paediatric nurse who would like to develop their safeguarding skills. The ideal candidate will have some acute hospital experience or possess transferable skills that will contribute to our dedicated teams safeguarding agenda.

This role enables the successful candidate to develop their clinical expertise relating to safeguarding children and young people. You will gain experience within the role by covering all of our 5 sites. You will cover many different specialities, including our trauma services, our specialist eye hospital, 2 accident and emergency departments, 3 urgent care centres, sexual health services and our inpatient paediatric services such as general medicine, paediatric intensive care and specialist heamatology and infectious disease services plus many many more.

Main duties of the job

As part of the day to day role we will triage all children under 18 attendances to unscheduled care, liaise and information share with external agencies, e.g. health visitors, school nurses, social workers, integrated gang unit workers, social workers and Redthread, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children. You will support the delivery safeguarding training. You will advocate for children in a variety of safeguarding meetings and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. You will be supported and mentored by the safeguarding team, named nurses and consultant nurse.

About us

Kind: we are considerate and thoughtful so everyone feels valued, respected and included

Collaborative: We actively seek others views and ideas so we can achieve more together

Expert: We draw on diverse skills, knowledge and experience so we provide the best possible care

Aspirational: We are receptive and responsive to new thinking, so we never stop learning, discovering and improving

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As a clinical expert, to lead the operational delivery & support the strategic delivery of safeguarding practice across the Trust in accordance with national, regional and local legislation, policies and recommendations, ensuring that holistic care is provided to children and their families by a well-trained and proactive workforce, ensuring that the Trust Safeguarding vision is achieved
  • To provide visible, effective leadership and expertise across the Trust, working closely with the clinical staff and external agencies to ensure children & unborns are safeguarded
  • To support the Head of Safeguarding and Named Nurse and specialist nurses to ensure the implementation of current safeguarding legislation and guidelines for children and young people across ICHT To work in partnership with a wide range of agencies to achieve the highest standards of care
  • To undertake research and audit in relation to safeguarding children and young people in order to gain new information and to inform future practice
  • To help identify any obstacles in safeguarding processes and create solutions

Key stakeholders
  • Consultant Nurse for Safeguarding/ Head of Safeguarding Named Nurse
  • Doctor and Named Midwife for Safeguarding
  • Named Adult Safeguarding Nurse Divisional Directors of Nursing Head of Operations, Midwifery & Nursing
  • Designated Doctors and Nurses
  • Patients and visitors
  • Support & clinical staff
  • Family Liaison Nurses
  • Safeguarding, domestic abuse, learning disability & Redthread teams
Key areas of responsibility
  • Be the child's advocate and hear their voice
  • Be a role model for all clinical staff by practising safeguarding to the highest standard, whilst exercising a high degree of personal and professional autonomy
  • Provide formal, regular and structured safeguarding supervision to more clinical staff and junior members
  • To ensure they have regular case reviews in regards to complex cases and supervision
  • To participate in learning reviews and serious incident notifications by completing chronologies etc.
  • Advise on the nursing assessment of individual cases using a range of different assessment methods, which manage risk and are appropriate to needs, context and culture, including HEEADSS.
  • To provide evidence based clinical advice on all aspects of practice in relation to children at risk/children in need/children at risk of significant harm.
  • To identify good practice and practice that needs improvement and identify ways of solutions and sharing information.
  • To promote anti-discriminatory practice as integral to the service delivery of all vulnerable children/children in need/children at risk of significant harm.
  • To support the robustness of systems, policies, professional guidance and training programmes in place so that staff are able to identify children at risk at an early stage, contribute to safeguarding them from harm and assist in the provision of effective care for children and their families where abuse has occurred.
  • Demonstrate commitment to develop own expertise, engaging with training opportunities in order to increase and disseminate specialist knowledge and awareness of professional and legal issues arising in safeguarding of children.
  • Demonstrate resilience within the role by engaging in peer supervision and case reviews with senior safeguarding members.

  • To provide leadership and expert advice to all staff involved in safeguarding.
  • Inspire colleagues to improve standards and quality of care and to develop professional practice in safeguarding.
  • To provide expert advice to others outside of nursing and medical care.
  • With the safeguarding team, to act as a catalyst for change, leading and influencing development of policy, practice and staff in the delivery of safeguarding practice

  • Support the design, implantation and evaluation of the Trust safeguarding children training and supervision.
  • Alongside safeguarding leads update training slides and create training across the Trust.
  • Ensure training areas are conductive to learning about safeguarding.
  • Participate in external training.

  • Work within a framework for setting, monitoring and auditing standards, encouraging benchmarking to improve quality.
  • To play a supportive role across the Trust in the development of quality and safety initiative frameworks to secure quality improvements for safeguarding childrens practice alongside the Lead Professionals.
  • Collate data and populate the scorecard as required

General responsibilities

  • To lead on addressing the safeguarding children and young people agenda Trust wide
  • Provide expert advice, practice and support for colleagues providing clinical and safeguarding care with the child
  • Provide expert practice in safeguarding children
  • With the safeguarding team, support the achievement of the Trust Safeguarding Children and Young People Strategy
  • With the safeguarding team, support the audit and research of safeguarding practice in the Trust Support the production of reports, policies and guidelines related to safeguarding children and which can be used by children Support on the production of reports, policies and guidelines related to the current guidelines and policies. Work in conjunction with the Head of Safeguarding/Consultant Nurse of Safeguarding team to deliver good safeguarding evidence based care

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


The Bays

S Wharf Road


W2 1NY

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