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Clinical Specialist - Safeguarding Children

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, inc HCA's
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time band 7 nurse specialist to join our Children's safeguarding team cross site at our Denmark Hill and Princess Royal sites (dependent on service need).

We are looking for an individual who is motivated, passionate and innovative, and a confident decision maker. The successful candidate will work with the Associate Director of Nursing for Safeguarding Children and Maternity, Named Nurses for Safeguarding and the safeguarding children, maternity and adults teams, to support the delivery of safeguarding for children and their families.

The successful candidate will promote the child protection agenda across the trust and work collaboratively with the clinical teams across the sites and across the wider health community.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide expertise and knowledge, demonstrating a sound understanding of the issues relating to identification, assessment, treatment and management of vulnerable women, children & families.

This will be achieved by providing safeguarding advice and support, assisting with multidisciplinary team meetings, assisting with delivering the trust safeguarding training package and ensuring robust communication pathways between hospital staff and professionals in the community, primary care and other agencies are maintained.

This job is site based. It is a part time, 0.6WTE, 3 days per week position.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional/ Clinical
  • To provide specialist advice to staff and support clinical staff to manage safeguarding concerns/cases
  • To participate in the development of policies and protocols relevant to safeguarding children
  • To attend case conferences and strategy meetings as required and support staff who are required to attend
  • To attend Safeguarding Partnership sub group meetings as requested by the Associate Director of Nursing/Named Nurses and provide feedback to the safeguarding team
  • To maintain effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels and all professions/agencies, providing accurate information, advice and support
  • To ensure that patient and their relatives are updated regularly with accurate information and ensure that this is presented in a sensitive way they understand
  • To maintain up to date and contemporaneous records of care at all times using the unified patient record
  • To work with clinical staff to ensure appropriate supervision and visiting arrangements are in place for parents who have restricted access to their child or children
  • To promote the wellbeing of children and young people, safeguarding them from actual or potential harm and work within agreed policies for reporting concerns including concerns about colleague
  • Identify to the Named Nurse for Safeguarding any practice areas or systems, which may place the hospital at risk and where support from Community Health Partner or Local Safeguarding Children Partnership Boards may be required
  • Promote, maintain and motor effective communication with members of the multidisciplinary team and partner agencies

Management /Leadership
  • To act as a role model for other clinical staff in promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people
  • To be an active member of the safeguarding children steering group and the Trust safeguarding committee
  • To work in partnership with multidisciplinary teams to ensure all safeguarding targets are met and new guidance implemented appropriately
  • To manage prioritise and manage own workload
  • To ensure appropriate reporting of adverse incidents in the line with Trust policy and work with senior nursing staff to investigate complaints or incidents related to child protection
  • To provide cross cover within the safeguarding team and represent the team appropriately within the Trust and with partner agencies
  • To contribute to the update, review and implement Trust policies, procedures and protocols in conjunction with other key safeguarding staff
  • To contribute to Internal Management Reviews/ Serious Case Reviews as directed by the Named Nurse and ensure that learning is disseminated and that recommendations are implemented
  • To support managers/appraisers to ensure that all staff who work with children have the opportunity to review their safeguarding knowledge and practice as part of their personal development plan
  • To contribute to the Trusts annual safeguarding children report or other reports as requested by the Head of Safeguarding Children/Named Nurse
  • To ensure that all staff know where to access Trust policies and procedures and guidance relating to safeguarding children

Education & Professional Development
  • To contribute to the delivery, recording and monitoring of safeguarding children training
  • To participate in partner agency training days
  • To ensure own knowledge and understanding of safeguarding legislative framework/national guidance and local procedures
  • To remain aware of emerging thinking/findings from national guidance

Research & Audit
  • To promote evidence based practice through awareness and dissemination of emerging thinking/findings from research /national guidance/Child practice Reviews
  • To utilise and maintain information systems to aid audit and to provide regular activity reports
  • To undertake safeguarding audits and support organisational audit and benchmarking activities, implementing change where appropriate

Other Responsibilities:

Undertake continuous professional development and participate in staff development and training activities to update and enhance skills
  • To uphold and adhere to the Trusts Behaviour Standards at all times
  • Use own judgement to define short, medium term and long-term work priorities
  • Maintain a professional work ethic and promote professionalism within the department
  • To take part in the annual Trust wide appraisal in line with the knowledge and skills framework and have an appropriate and up to date PDP in place and take responsibility for own development
  • Critically reflect on own performance through supervision/ action learning

In carrying out the duties of the post, the employee is required to work in accordance with the policies and procedures of Kings College Hospital, including Health and Safety, confidentiality, date protection and equal opportunities. Kings College Hospital operated a no smoking policy

This role specification is for guidance only and will change over time and according to circumstances

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration/Registered Midwife/Health Visitor
  • Degree in Nursing/related subject or working towards



  • Experience of working with safeguarding issues
  • Experience of working with children and young people with complex medical/social needs
  • Experience of working with children and young people with complex medical/social needs


  • Experience of supporting Clinical Supervision

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Denmark Hill



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