Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner to join the Safeguarding Children and Adult’s Team within Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT). The post holder’s base will be located in the Central Lancashire locality area.

Working within a multi-professional / agency context the successful applicant will provide expert training, supervision and advice to health practitioners on a wide range of safeguarding issues that impact on children, young people, adults and their families. Their specialist advice will be underpinned by a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks that shape the safeguarding arena including The Children Act (1989; 2004), The Care Act (2014), The Mental Health Act (1983) and The Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Safeguarding is integral to governance arrangements within LSCFT and we are looking for someone with leadership experience to promote high standards of care to the most vulnerable children and adults in our society. The successful applicant must demonstrate a passion for safeguarding children, adults and their families and share the teams commitment to deliver services that are reliable, of high quality and safe in an area of work that is demanding, challenging yet extremely rewarding.

The successful applicant will support the development of single and multi-agency practice including safeguarding policies, procedures and audit activity, ensuring practice is current and up to date in line with local and national priorities. The applicant will be required to support organisational safeguarding arrangements, contribute to the trust’s quality and assurance framework and support the team in fulfilling statutory safeguarding duties outlined by the Think Family Safeguarding Agenda.

The post holder will work closely with the Named Nurses and Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children, Adults and MCA to ensure appropriate quality assurance mechanisms are in place and to assist in the development of skills and competencies of the LSCFT workforce.

Safeguarding is a valued and integral part of multi-disciplinary working across the Trust and the post involves opportunities to contribute to wider practice development and initiatives in line with a new locality model and Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP). The scope of the post will include the development of effective inter-disciplinary and inter-agency communication and relationships to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, families and adults.

Further details/ informal visits contact
Name: Rebecca Higham
Job title: Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner
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Telephone number: 07790388341