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Band 8a Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding Children and Young People

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71809-GC

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding Children and Young People (Named Nurse)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role for a Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding Children and Young People (Named Nurse), within the Enabling Division of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated practitioner who maintains high standards of professional care and practice and is able to demonstrate excellent team work, including good communication and leadership skills.

This is an opportunity to consolidate and further develop your safeguarding knowledge and expertise. The post holder will be working across the Safeguarding Children & Young People’s agenda (but will require an awareness of the adult safeguarding agenda when acting up to provide cover for the Trust Lead for Safeguarding).

This post has responsibility for working under the guidance of the Trust Lead for Safeguarding to strengthen delivery of safeguarding assurance processes across LPT.


  • To deliver effective safeguarding supervision to staff working within front line services, ensuring risk areas within cases are managed effectively and that staff are adequately supported.


  • To support & contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of LPT safeguarding education and training programmes.


  • To work in partnership with partner agencies and professionals, within safeguarding processes to improve outcomes for all utilising the Whole Family approach adopted by LPT.


  • To promote and develop the LPT safeguarding team as a training placement for students.


The applicant must have extensive clinical experience of case-load management and working with vulnerable adults, children and families.


For informal enquiries please contact Neil King, Trust Lead for Safeguarding – 0116 295 8426 / 0116 295 8736

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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