Job Description

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the GMMH Corporate Safeguarding Team as the Trusts Child Safeguarding Lead.

The postholder will lead on the child safeguarding agenda and be responsible for ensuring that the Trust carries out its statutory duties in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Main duties of the job

As the Safeguarding Children Lead you will be responsible for to ensuring the Trust carries out its statutory duties with respect to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

To assist with the development and implementation of the Trusts safeguarding children agenda, and ensure that Trust policies, procedures and governance systems meet statutory and national requirements in relation to safeguarding children.

To support the Head of Safeguarding/Named Nurse to ensure that the Trust contributes to multi-agency safeguarding childrens work alongside specialist safeguarding professionals from other organisations and bodies, including Childrens social care, education and health, and in the planning and development of strategies for safeguarding.

To ensure that safeguarding concerns are monitored and dealt with in a timely and effective way across the organisation.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users

Job description

Job responsibilities

Essential requirements for the post include: Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, Social Work, significant experience of a leadership role in child safeguarding, highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations, mental health and substance misuse in relation to safeguarding children, legal literacy in relation to child safeguarding and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to recognise and support the needs of others in a sensitive and effective manner.

Person Specification



  • Highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations, mental health, substance misuse in relation to safeguarding children


  • Specific expertise in children’s health and development, child maltreatment and local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children



  • Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, Social Work
  • Significant experience of leadership role for child safeguarding


  • Teaching qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Knowsley Building

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

Employer’s website


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