Safeguarding Lead

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
North West
The Heath Business and Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire,
£47,125 to £53,218 per annum
Salary Description:
£47,125.00 to £53,218.00
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

We are looking for a “Safeguarding Lead” to come and join our specialised services that consists of, Sexual health, Dermatology and Prison services. HCRG Care Group mandate is to meet responsibilities to safeguard/protect children, young people, and Adults.

This role will be home-based with travel to site on occasion, depending on site location overnight stay might be required.
Package Description
£47,125.00 to £53,218.00 AFC + As well as NHS terms and conditions including NHS pension, you’ll have access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
Access to our Strive for Better networks, a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go
A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression
Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development
Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives
Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Main ResponsibilitiesYou will be responsible / accountable within the managerial framework of Sexual Health, Dermatology and Prison Services:

Work as a member of the of Sexual Health, Dermatology and Prison senior leadership team as the wider HCRG Care Group safeguarding
To develop programmes/ pathways that support the local safeguarding team to deliver their contractual obligations and to optimise the health outcome for children, young people, and adults
Participate in multi-agency subgroups of the LSP/and safeguarding sub-groups
Advise local police, children and / or adult social care and other statutory and voluntary agencies on health matters, as required regarding safeguarding
Support and advise colleagues in their responsibility to safeguarding children within service provision through HCRG Care Group’s clinical governance processes
Support, advise and provide safeguarding assurance to the local quality, assurance meeting
Provide assurance to the safeguarding and looked after children sub-committee
Strategic planning and organisation of safeguarding services
Work with other organisational specialist safeguarding/ child and adult professionals on planning and developing a strategy for safeguarding/child/adult services.
Support and advise other professionals on relevant legal frameworks and documentation.
Assess and evaluate evidence, write reports, and present information; for example: child protection conferences and related meetings, court reports
Contribute to service, local, and multi-agency safeguarding reviews, for example Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Section 42 Enquires (The Care Act 2014)
Ensure that specialised services, HCRG Care Group has local safeguarding policies and standard operating procedures in line with HCRG Care Group national safeguarding policies, legislation, national guidance, and LSCP multi-agency procedures
Tailor provision to meet the learning needs of participant
Develop the implementation of safeguarding supervision by the Safeguarding Champions
Embed all aspects of the organisational safeguarding supervision policy and process
Advise colleagues on the implementation of effective systems of audit.

Outline of Provisional Job Schedule:

This role is predominantly home-based/ remote working. It is expected that approximately 75% time will be dedicated to sexual health and dermatology services and 25% time spent dedicated to prison safeguarding.

Some travel is required. It is anticipated that the post holder would attend Norwich prison monthly. Sexual Health and Dermatology services to be visited as per service requirements.
The Ideal Candidate
Education/Qualifications - Be registered on either Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as a registered general nurse (adults) or registered children’s nurse
Experience - Have completed specific post-registration training in safeguarding adults and / or children and young people/child protection prior to commencement in the post (including law, policy, and practice at Level 2 or Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip)
Minimum of three years’ experience practising in the field of safeguarding.
Write detailed and comprehensive reports and reviews
Excellent IT skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent literacy skills
Able to work effectively with children, young people, and adults
Must have ability to travel effectively across the locality
Knowledge and Understanding
Understanding of the health needs and complex health issues of adults, children, and Looked after Children
Awareness of importance of confidentiality and legislation associated with information sharing
Good understanding of health promotion practice

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (PL)

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