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Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

Job Reference: 779-CS-1494952

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Safeguarding Children
Thames House, Teddington
£37,886 - £47,705 pa incl HCAS

Who we are

At HRCH, we only want to provide the type of outstanding care that we would recommend to our family and friends.

We provide community healthcare and urgent treatment services for over 515,000 people living across the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results for community trusts, we had the highest percentage of staff in the country who felt their role made a difference to patients. We also had top scores for satisfaction with the quality of care staff can deliver.

In 2018 we were named ‘Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction’ by the Nursing Times and won the HSJ Workforce Award.

Our job is all about people and we believe that staff who feel valued and supported deliver better outcomes for our patients, so we invest in our people and their ideas.

With some of the best career development, staff wellbeing and flexible working opportunities around, you will be well looked after so that you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community.

Are you a Specialist Practitioner who is motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and looking for a challenge?


Hounslow and Richmond Community Health care NHS Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Practitioner with in-depth knowledge of safeguarding to be part of the Safeguarding Team based at Thames House in Teddington


The successful applicant will support the Named Nurse in HRCH and join the Safeguarding Team to ensure a Think Family approach to Safeguarding.


You will be required to provide input to HRCH Safeguarding Children Advice Service, deliver safeguarding training, assist with policy development and contribute to the progress of the safeguarding strategy.


The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a passion for safeguarding and be prepared to provide safeguarding supervision for practitioners. The post holder will be prepared to travel to various bases across Hounslow and Richmond as well as on occasions attend meetings in London.


You will be expected to take forward the safeguarding children agenda, and support the Named Nurse. The post holder will be required to support the delivery of the Safeguarding Strategy which includes policy development and review, supervision, training and leading on serious case and other reviews. The successful applicant will be expected to fulfil the extensive requirements of the role as outlined in the attached job description.


The main responsibilities of the post:


The role of the Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children involves working closely with the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, and other safeguarding Leads in order to ensure that staff can access advice and support readily at the point of need.


An important element of the role is to participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of safeguarding training, both single agency and multi-agency, and you will be expected to attend safeguarding children meetings as the representative for HRCH, including Local Safeguarding Children Board sub groups and to deputise for the Named Nurse as directed.


You will be required to provide safeguarding children supervision for a defined group of staff and support staff in the preparation of written reports both in relation to formal Child Protection procedures and for legal proceedings.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Anthony Bowen Named Nurse Safeguarding Children on 02089733079


Interviews are scheduled to take place 28th February 2019

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system (TRAC Recruitment System). All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. The Trust will comply with its obligations under the GDPR and other data protection legislation.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licenses etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of HRCH have their original documents verified using this technology.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.


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.

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