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Safeguarding Children

This course is for all health, social care and occupational health professionals who are working to protect children. It is designed into 3 levels to suit both clinical and non-clinical staff, contributing to the prevention of physical, mental and sexual abuse as well as to reduce neglect. It has been developed by a consortium of professional bodies, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Course Fee: GBP 50 | Code: 230

Learning Objectives

The online course includes content such as the roles and responsibilities of staff, multi-agency working, what to do if a child discloses abuse, unexplained injuries, disability, and neglect. This course also includes Health Education England’s Safeguarding Adults programme as an added bonus. The course is organised into three different levels, according to competences and professional role. 

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Course Information

  • Audience

    medical students, dentists, nurses, audiologists, pharmacists, GPs, consultants and pediatricians, social workers and healthcare workers

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary

    Sessions

    This course has 5-8 sessions

  • Study time

    2.5-4 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Contents

Level 1 – Suitable for all healthcare and non-clinical staff

    an overview of child protection (and the categories)
    legal requirements and implications
    the roles and responsibilities of staff
    how to respond to concerns about safeguarding issues
    the importance of multi-agency working
    effective communication
    the importance of defensive documentation

Level 2 – Aimed at staff who have regular clinical content with children

    legislation and recommendations
    categories of abuse and case studies
    the roles and responsibilities of staff
    what to do if a child discloses abuse
    the importance of multi-agency working
    effective communication
    the importance of defensive documentation

Level 3 – Designed for GPs, consultants and paediatricians

    unexpected deaths
    antenatal risk factors
    disability
    neglect
    fabricated and induced illnesses
    adolescents presenting with intoxication
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