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Maternity Safeguarding Practitioner - Internal Only

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata.
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Maternity Safeguarding Practitioner - Internal Only

To work closely with Named Midwife, Named Nurse for Child Protection, Designated Professionals, Head of Safeguarding and other professionals in the Trust Safeguarding Team in supporting all activities necessary to ensure that the Trust meets its statutory responsibilities in Safeguarding Children and Child Protection.

To participate in the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children's Partnership (BWSCB) activities, this may include sitting on BWSCP or sub committees as appropriate.

(These responsibilities should be shared with Named and Designated Professionals)

To advise police, social care and other agencies on health matters with regard to safeguarding unborns/children in acute and community settings.

To provide access to supervision for nurses/midwives across the service as required.

To contribute to the achievement of the Trust business plan, targets and objectives.

Main duties of the job

1. To ensure advice is available on the day-to-day management of children and families including unborns where there are child protection, safeguarding children and domestic abuse issues or concerns.

2. To support and advise other professionals on issues related to child protection and safeguarding children, including participating in strategy meetings case conferences.

3. To support and advise professionals to present verbal and written reports to strategy meetings and case conferences.

4. To participate in strategy meetings case conferences, including the presentation of verbal and written reports.

5. To contribute to the planning and strategic organisation of the Child Protection, safeguarding children's services and domestic abuse in Maternity and across the Trust.

6. Practice in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal codes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Trust's protocols and guidelines. Be accountable for own practice and for the delegation of care he / she gives to more junior colleagues, support workers and students.

7. To support the Named Professionals in providing access to Safeguarding Supervision to Poppy Team members and Maternity Staff to promote reflection, learning and promote safety.

About us

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated 'Good'with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust's overall rating has also improved to 'good'. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.

We areCompassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We areAspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We areResourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We areExcellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust delivered by amazing people so why don't you come and join us. We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the job role, please refer to the Job description and person specification attached

Person Specification



  • An understanding of the legislative framework related to child protection and safeguarding.



  • Must have recent Midwifery experience
  • Must have recent experience of working with vulnerable women/children/families


  • An enhanced knowledge of the complexities of domestic abuse
  • Undertaken a Safeguarding supervision course

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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