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Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Childrens Specialist Nurse
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Croydon University Hospital
Croydon, Surrey
£46,836 - £52,849 Inclusive of HCAS per annum
Salary period
28/09/2022 23:59
Interview date

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Specialist Nurse for Children Looked After

Band 7, full time 37.5 hours per week

To work as part of the Children Looked After (CLA) health team in Croydon Health Service (CHS), and as part of a wider multi-agency partnership in ensuring that comprehensive and robust arrangements are in place and adhered to in the provision of services delivered by CHS to the children and young people looked after by Croydon Council. 

To promote and safeguard the welfare of Children Looked After (CLA) including delivery of agreed key performance indicators and ensure that the requirements of the Statutory Guidance “Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children” (2015) are met and in accordance with the “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2018) arrangements to ensure the children and young people are being safeguarded. 

Main duties of the job

To fulfil the role of Specialist Nurse for CLA on behalf of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. 
The post holder will work in accordance with the DOH 2015 guidance “Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children” and in line with the Intercollegiate Framework 2015 competence skills and knowledge framework.
The post holder will work with Named and Designated professionals and  Lead Nurse to maintain a co-ordinated approach to the improvement of outcomes for Croydon CLA. The post holder will develop and deliver personalised packages of health care for children and young people for whom Croydon Council is the corporate parent.
To provide expert clinical advice, complete statutory review health assessments, deliver health education and develop and deliver training packages.                                                                                                                  The post holder will support the Head of Service and Named Nurse to ensure children and young people receive high quality health care and access to 4 relevant services.

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.
CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • post qualification experience
  • experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • experience of multiagency working
  • knowledge of clinical audit and teaching


Essential criteria
  • Regstered nurse, Social worker or equivalent
  • degree qualification or equivalent
  • relevant post registration qualification


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of health issues relating to Children Looked After
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Conduct and scope of professional practice
  • knowledge of MCA and or liberty protection safeguards

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Job title
Named nurse for CLA
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