MASH Safeguarding lead practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
09/10/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Chord Park, Godmanchester
£32,798 to £36,371
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
9 Oct
Further Information

Do you want to develop your knowledge and skills in safeguarding adults?

MASH provides a safeguarding triage function and as an Adult Safeguarding Lead, you will be responsible for triaging concerns, based on the level of risk as well as holding your own s42 enquires.

You will need to provide a response which is preventative by signposting to relevant organisations or conduct (or instruct others to conduct) enquiries under section 42 of the Care Act.

MASH works closely with its partner agencies in the spirit of the Care Act to share information with the aim of providing the highest quality of response to adults at risk.

MASH is committed to making safeguarding personal and this involves engaging with the adult at risk, or their advocate to agree a way forward which follows the six key principles of s42 enquires under the Care Act.

The Adult MASH is a small team with experienced and supportive staff who encourage each other to develop their skills. We work with some high risk cases but never in isolation, so you will always be supported. The team is co-located with the police and you will be expected to undertake advanced vetting for this position.

The person we are looking for will:

· Be a registered social worker and have completed their AYSE
· Have a willingness to develop an in-depth knowledge of the Care Act and be able to apply it in practice.
· A desire to develop advanced communication skills both written and verbal.
· Demonstrate an understanding of risk management.
· Have an understanding of MCA and DOLs.
· Demonstrate a commitment to learning and development.

Part Time would also be considered.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Julie Rivett, Adult MASH Manager on 01354 750111 (

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.