Safeguarding Lead Practitioner – Adults

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Safeguarding Lead Practitioner - Adults
Interim Position

PCC (HQ) PCC14158

Posted: 8th September 2023 14:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £28.12 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Safeguarding Lead Practitioner - Adults   

Reference no: PCC (HQ) PCC14158   

Pay Rate: up to £28.12 per hour PAYE depending on experience   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  


Working within MASH, taking new safeguarding referrals, gathering information to determine safeguarding/risk mitigation and consideration of all duties under S42 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide professional leadership for complex case arrangements, in situations which involve, risk, complexity and safety of the service user and others.  
  • Identifying through assessment the needs and strengths of service users and/or family carers and source appropriate solutions and interventions.   
  • Use analytical skills to inform assessment, decision making and intervention.   
  • Complete support planning with services users to ensure that outcomes identified at assessment are met within budgetary constraints through the provision of support, equipment, adaptations and enabling programmes.   
  • Identify and take a professional lead on adult safeguarding issues where abuse or neglect is suspected.  
  • Take a professional lead and oversee cases of individuals who lack capacity to agree to or plan their care, undertake proportionate assessment in accordance with current Adult Social Care legislation including MCA and best interest assessments.   
  • To provide more specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations in which risk, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.   
  • To act as the lead professional to services users and their carers and families to enable them to retain, as far as possible, choice and control of their lives.   
  • To provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for courts and other legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on complex evidence to support problem solving and resolution.  
  • Support in safeguarding process to assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protecting from harm, while protecting their human rights   
  • Assess and manage risk, knowing how to intervene proportionately and ensuring people are protected from harm, whilst protecting their human rights 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 



  • Recognised Social Worker qualification   
  • Relevant specialist post qualifying and or post graduate training.   
  • Current Social Work England registration or other equivalent professional registration.   



  • Proven knowledge, experience and understanding of needs of adults with care and support needs and carers, including those at risk of abuse or neglect, including environmental factors and risk and protective factors   
  • Knowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and procedures.   
  • Knowledge of the personalisation agenda – applying creative problem solving to maximise independence 



  • Proven previous experience of summarising, analysing and evaluating complex information 
  • Experience of working as part of a multi disciplinary team and/or with colleagues beyond own team to support practice and achieve the best outcomes for people.  
  • Experience of identifying and assessing need, assessing risk, formulating and implementing effective social work interventions 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.   
  • Ability to formulate and implement effective social work interventions focused on outcomes.  
  • Ability to lead and direct team members regarding professional practice and social work interventions 
  • Ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to create a rapport and build relationships with clients and their families 



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Job Ref: PCC (HQ) PCC14158
Safeguarding Lead Practitioner - Adults
Client Category: Local Authority

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Safeguarding Lead Practitioner - Adults
Client Category: Local Authority

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