WORKFORCE: Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust is recruiting more staff to enable it to represent the health service in “safeguarding children”  triage meetings with the local authority and police.

The trust will take the lead on behalf of all statutory health providers but wants to recruit three specialist nurses and administrative support to enable it to do this.

The new multi-agency triage approach, which is being adopted in the county, will enable information sharing and engagement across the different agencies involved in safeguarding.