Dental Safeguarding Levels Explained

dental safeguarding levels explained

Please note: The information in this article is intended for the use of dental professionals in the United Kingdom only.     Dental Safeguarding Levels Explained There is a lot of misinterpretation surrounding safeguarding training levels in the United Kingdom. One piece of statutory guidance you will be familiar with, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’,…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education, April 2014 is the new Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools and colleges, in England. It replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (December 2006) and should be read in conjunction with Working Together to safeguard Children 2013. The main sections of the guidance are: Part one – Safeguarding information for all…

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Would you recognise child abuse?

I’m sure everyone would like to think they would notice if a child was being abused but, as recent high profile cases have shown, it’s not always an easy thing to spot.  The  government statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013, identifies four main categories of child abuse; Physical abuse, Emotional abuse, Sexual abuse and Neglect. Some…

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Child Protection training – the role of statutory agencies

To work effectively with other agencies it is necessary for you to be aware of some of the tools used and understand the roles of the statutory agencies. In so doing positive communications and information sharing can be achieved which will contribute to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Effective child protection requires a…

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Does your organisation have a designated professional?

Working Together 2013 states that all organisations are required to have a Designated Professional for safeguarding (or, for health provider organisations, a named professional) as part of their safeguarding provisions. The Designated Professional role is described as: Their role is to support other professionals in their agencies to recognise the needs of children, including rescue from…

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Child Protection Training for Childminders

Childminders must, due to the nature of their work, take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in their care.  Often working alone Childminders need to understand the issues around child abuse and neglect, where they can go for advice, support and to report concerns. The Child Protection Training for Childminders online course has been…

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Child Protection Training & Working Together 2013

Working together to safeguard children 2013: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children “This guidance aims to help professionals understand what they need to do, and what they can expect of one another, to safeguard children. It focuses on core legal requirements, making it clear what individuals and organisations…

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What is a Designated Professional?

The latest government guidance Working Together 2013 states that all organisations are required to have a Designated Professional for safeguarding (or, for health provider organisations, named professionals) as part of their safeguarding provisions, which also includes safe recruitment practice, policies and procedures, in relation to safeguarding, and suitable training and supervision for staff. The Designated Professional role…

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Introduction to Child Protection Training

The Introduction to Child Protection training courses from the ChildProtectionCompany.com are suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children as part of their work or voluntary activities.  The courses are in-line with the latest government guidance and have been recently updated to include Working Together 2013. The Introduction to Child Protection course consists of seven modules followed by…

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Child Protection Training for schools

The latest Ofsted safeguarding briefing for schools Inspecting Safeguarding Briefing (April 2013) reinforces the message that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. The briefing states:  “the importance for all staff in an establishment of having appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out”. The ChildProtectionCompany.com’s Introduction to Child Protection…

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