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Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children posted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
Truro, Cornwall
£77,913/ year
NHS Band 8D

Job Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.


Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children

Designated Doctor is a clinical expert and strategic leader, takes a strategic, professional lead on all aspects of the health service contribution to safeguarding children across Cornwall providing support to all providers and linking particularly with Named Child safeguarding health professionals, local authority children’s services, and local safeguarding partnerships (LSPs) and NHS England.

The post-holder must have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Designated Professional posts comprise a registered activity under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for England and Wales.

The Designated Doctor should:

  • Hold consultant status or equivalent.
  • Have undergone higher professional training in paediatrics.
  • Have substantial clinical experience in the field of Safeguarding / Child Protection and substantial experience of the legislation relating to children and young people, and the court process.
  • Be clinically active (or have held an active clinical position in the previous two years) in the field of Safeguarding / Child Protection, as part of their clinical commitments.
  • Have proven negotiating and leadership skills

For further information regarding this role please contact Nicholas Rudling, Head of Safeguarding, on [Click here to apply] or by email at ( Email address removed )




Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email ( Email address removed ).

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.




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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Reference Number

156-MS-2086

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