Public Health & Healthcare
2300025E Requisition #

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered health care professional to join our Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) in Cornwall.  We are looking for candidates with excellent clinical and communication skills to work as part of our integrated health and social care service based in a great part of the country.


Working alongside our health care providers, you would be employed by Cornwall Council on Agenda for Change salary and pension. Children & Family Services, Early Help and Children’s Community Health Services work closely together and have shared electronic records.


About the role

  • Responsible for providing safeguarding advice from a health perspective to staff that contribute to the effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and management of risk.
  • Promote the involvement and engagement of families in the safeguarding process; providing advice, education, support and information as required to frontline practitioners.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent safeguarding concerns.
  • Represent health services at risk assessment conferences, preparing health information from a range of providers and contributing to risk analysis activity and feedback safety plans to practitioners.
  • Advise, inform and escalate safeguarding concerns to the respective Senior Safeguarding Leads regarding all matters in relation to safeguarding as appropriate.
  • To review, risk assess and follow up on referrals from Ambulance Trusts, 111, Minor Injuries Units, Emergency Departments and other relevant health care settings and to share information with relevant practitioners, evidencing action taken and liaising with services as required.
  • To communicate effectively in verbal and written form in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information in difficult situations using de-escalation, mediation, resolution and professional Duty of Candour.


About you

  • Be a registered health care professional with evidence of masters level study
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in safeguarding children
  • Able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years working with children and families in a safeguarding capacity
  • A proven track record of working together with other professionals and agencies to improve outcomes for children and young people
  • A good understanding of the benefits of multi-disciplinary teams and how to develop integrated learning and working
  • Excellent presentation and strong report writing skills


For further information please contact: Rebecca Sargent, Head of Children and Families, Multi-Agency Referral Unit, Early Help Hub and Partnerships


This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies                         


This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.


Whilst the location/work-base for this role may have been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g., from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 


We are happy to talk about flexible working options such as part-time or compressed hours. More examples of our flexible working opportunities can be found here - flexible working options. 


How To Apply 

Please click on the ‘Apply for Job’ link to open a new page and complete and application form. (If it does not work, please ensure you have pop-ups enabled) 


Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria on the role profile marked ‘application form'. Please view the role profile here. Please ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process 


Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.  


About Us 

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and over five million visitors a year. Find out about working and volunteering for us. 


Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g., race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits 


Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.  

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