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Safeguarding Children Advisor & Practice Development Lead

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced professional to join our Safeguarding Children Team at West London NHS Trust as a Safeguarding Children Advisor & Practice Development Lead.

The post holder will work closely with all levels of staff in Trust Staff to provide a seamless service for local families and children.

You will work within the Safeguarding Children team and part of the overall Trust Wide Safeguarding Team.

Main duties of the job

To provide safeguarding children supervision, safeguarding children training and provide advice and expertise on all safeguarding children matters to all staff specialist support to all staff and across NHS Trust as required.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/Registered Nurse with current registration
  • Post-registration qualification in Midwifery, Registered Children's Nurse, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) or School Nurse.( Evidence of having completed a specific programme with a child and family focus especially child development ).
  • Evidence of continuing professional education and training at degree level


  • ENB 998
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent
  • Safeguarding children supervision training

Knowledge and experience


  • Understanding of current NHS policies
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Up to date knowledge of Community Nursing and professional practice
  • Knowledge of national and local Safeguarding Children/Safeguarding policies and procedures and legislative framework
  • Understanding of child health & development and the Healthy Child Programme.
  • Understanding of CQC requirements/Safeguarding Inspection
  • Section 11 Audit


  • Experience of providing safeguarding children supervision

Skills and Abilities


  • Good Computer skills
  • Experience of delivering interagency training/multi-agency safeguarding training
  • Good team working skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and challenge poor practice
  • Ability to make sound judgements


  • Experience of using of electronic recording system

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


1 Armstrong Way



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