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Deputy Designated Professional

Job Description

As part of our commitment to improve working lives of our staff we offer flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking to recruit a Deputy Designated Professional in Safeguarding, to form part of the CCG’s Safeguarding Team.As part of the CCG Quality team we aim to maintain the quality and safety of health services.We do this by ensuring safeguarding is core business, working to improve the outcomes for children and adults, learning lessons and disseminating good practice.The team works in partnership with agencies and organisations across the county, including local authority, schools, Police, Fire and Rescue, and voluntary services, to ensure that safeguarding practices are effective.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work autonomously in a busy role, whilst also contributing to the wider Safeguarding Team functions, using effective communication skills and have the ability to adapt to a range of situations.It is expected that the role will include taking lead responsibilities from the designated nurse and to have delegated responsibility in key areas of work, such asproviding professional leadership to the Child Death Overview Panel process. We need someone, who has the skills and experience to represent the CCG deputising for the Designated Nurse for Safeguarding in partnership forums.We are looking for someone with the skills to continue actively contributing to the design and delivery of safeguarding training for health care teams and as a member of the multiagency training pool of the Safeguarding Boards.

Core responsibilities will include carrying out individual case reviews, supporting the dissemination of lessons from the reviews and monitoring the delivery of actions.An essential part of the role is providing professional advice and guidance on issues relating to safeguarding, ensuring the health teams understand the required safeguarding standards. This will be achieved by working in partnership with the Oxfordshire Named GPs for safeguarding, to provide advice and practical support to health care professionals, enabling them to safeguard adults and children at risk of abuse.

If you have a passion for safeguarding, feel able to take responsibility for areas of safeguarding in a leadership role this could be the job for you.

For further details/informal visits please contact:

Pauline Burke

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Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

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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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