Safeguarding Specialist Lead

The Safeguarding Specialist Lead role will provide specialist leadership of safeguarding across predominantly children’s services at FNHC. However, they will also be involved in adult safeguarding in terms of leading the development and maintenance of joined safeguarding policies and procedures and internal and multi-agency audit. The Post holder will provide expert advice and guidance to practitioners both actively and proactively, and to the multi-disciplinary team where the post holder will represent the organisation at the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) and other multi-agency meetings. Applications are welcome from Allied Health Professionals; Social Workers, Teachers and Police with the relevant Safeguarding experience.

hours: 37.5 per week

salary: Grade 6 £65,118 - £69,204

criteria: Essentially you will be a: Registered Nurse or Midwife; Registered Allied Health Professional with180 Credits at Level 6 in a related subject; Registered Social worker; Teacher with relevant safeguarding experience such as a Designated Safeguarding Lead; Police Officer with safeguarding experience such as Police Protection Unit. You will have a proven background in Leadership and Change Management

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Role details

This is an exciting opportunity to join our professional team as Safeguarding Specialist Lead. Applications are welcome from varied occupations -Teachers with experience of Designated Safeguarding Lead, AHP’s, Social Workers and Police with PPU experience – if you have extensive relevant Team Lead Safeguarding experience , we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities include:

The development of internal safeguarding policies, guidelines and protocols; facilitation and contribution to audits; working in-house and in partnership with other agencies to understand needs and deliver safeguarding training; undertake risk assessment ; contribute to investigations and reviews through the writing of individual management reviews, rapid reviews, serious incidents, child death summaries for the Child Death Overview Panel ; co-ordinate and contribute to action plans and learning; deliver and lead restorative safeguarding supervision; identify cases and decision making for escalation in line with SPB Escalation procedures; in addition, support staff with complex cases through strategy meetings, report writing, conference and Court attendance.

Key Accountabilities

The post holder will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas of safeguarding and child protection:

You will have an advanced knowledge and remain up to date with best practice, emerging practice, latest research evidence and legislation (including local, national and international);  be able to evaluate and present  implications for practice and provide advice on best practice.

Have an advanced understanding of relevant legislation, information sharing, information governance, confidentiality and consent including guidance from professional bodies.

The ability to develop and update robust internal policy, procedures and guidelines and support practice by rolling out/cascading best practice learning.

Be able to undertake training needs analysis, develop and deliver training and support professional development across the organisation.

Lead, deliver and assure effectiveness of Restorative Safeguarding Supervision across the organisation.

Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of organisational structures/arrangements in order to be able to challenge and advocate within policies and procedures and practice for safeguarding.

Support the Registered Managers in their key accountabilities.

Know when to seek appropriate legal advice where required in relation to the Capacity and Self Determination Law (Jersey) 2016 Law.

Have the ability to carry out audit and other quality assurance measures of the effectiveness of safeguarding/child protection services on an organisational level against current national guidelines and quality standards, presenting findings and monitoring outcomes and actions.

Be able to support colleagues in the escalation process and in challenging views offered by other professionals as appropriate. Escalate more complex cases in line with role and responsibilities via the SPB Professional Differences Escalation Policy and advise other agencies about health care delivery in regards to safeguarding /child protection concerns.

The ability to analyse and evaluate information and evidence to inform inter-agency decision making and work effectively with colleagues in local and national safeguarding/child protection clinical networks

Ability to contribute to/lead investigations and reviews through the writing of individual management reviews, rapid reviews, serious incidents, child death summaries (for the Child Death Overview Panel) etc. Co-ordinate, contribute and monitor action plans and learning.

Ability to support others across the organisation in ‘Jersey Children First’ chronology writing and be able to summarise and interpret information from a range of sources.

You will provide representation at the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board and other multi-agency meetings and feedback outcomes and actions to Registered Managers and Senior Leadership for internal FNHC process and management


FNHC is a close–knit organisation with over 180 staff members. It has a truly friendly and supportive culture, which is strongly embedded within our strategy, vision values and behaviours. We offer a competitive package and opportunities for  both in-house and external training for continued professional and personal development.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Michelle Cumming, Operation Lead/Registered Manager, Child  & Family Services on 01534 443625

Closing date for applications Friday 3rd May 2024

Interview Date tbc

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