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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Safeguarding Children

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience p.a. inc. HCA
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Due to staff promotions, an exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced practitioners to join our Safeguarding Team in the role of Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialist. The post holders will be a fundamental part of the children safeguarding team and work closely with other team members to ensure that optimal standards of care are maintained and that the safeguarding of children remains at the heart of practice. They will support the implementation of service development, standard setting, clinical audit and benchmarking, to deliver needs-led care that supports the local priorities for vulnerable children and young people

In this role you will engage in a variety of safeguarding activities. These include offering advice, support and supervision to frontline practitioners, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, and participating in a range of safeguarding meetings. This is a vital role that actively contributes to the delivery of safeguarding training programmes.

You will be required to demonstrate an inquiring mind, critical thinking and analytical skills to enhance decision making in relation to the protection of vulnerable children. You will require good organisational skills and an ability to work independently and also as part of a wider team.

The post will be based in our Southwark community team and support universal services at Sunshine House (Southwark).

Closing Date: 27.6.2024

Interview Date: 16.7.2024

Main duties of the job

  • To identify vulnerable children, young people and families early and provide effective programmes of support and care that protects and promotes their health and wellbeing.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Demonstrate appropriate expert practice and highly specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • Providing expert and professional clinical leadership in the specialist areas.
  • To contribute to child protection case conferences and strategy meetings in order to plan effectively to ensure optimum outcomes for vulnerable children.
  • To represent the Trust on multi-agency sub groups of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership as required.
  • To deliver formal safeguarding training sessions to specified staff on Child Protection and safeguarding issues, which facilitates learning and individual personal development.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Education/ Qualifications


  • RN child or HV/ SN
  • Specialist Community Public


  • ENB / MSC in Child Protection
  • ENB 998 or Teaching

skills and knowledge


  • awareness/ knowledge of child protection issues
  • understanding of interagency working/ roles of other agencies re safeguarding
  • awareness of clinical/ child protection supervision
  • awarness of family dynamics / culture in relation to safeguarding
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership and good interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff within the Trust and a variety of agencies.
  • Ability to think logically, to make decisions.
  • Be able to work using a creative and logical problem solving approach.


  • knowledge of local authority policy and procedures re cp



  • Extensive post registration experience as a Health Visitor or School Nurse.
  • Relevant experience of working in child protection field.


  • Management responsibilities
  • Previous work on interagency committees
  • Clinical Supervisor in Child Protection

Values & behaviours


  • Values & behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Sunshine House

27 Peckham Road



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