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Safeguarding Children: An Overview of Child Protection Recommended Procedures for Dental Practices

60mins Verifiable CPD, 4 Modules, 4 Learning Resources

Course Summary

An overview of the importance of working together in dental practice for the protection of children. This course outlines the types of abuse to look out for and the signs of abuse.

It covers safeguarding from a child-centred approach and is based on the HM Government’s document – “Working Together to Safeguard Children”.

The course highlights the areas that Dental practices should be aware of and includes the latest GDC recommendations regarding Femail Genital Mutilation.

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Learning Content

An overview of the importance of working together in dental practice for the protection of children.

Aims & Objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of Child protection.
  • To know when to refer a vulnerable child to the appropriate authorities. To recognise signs of abuse.
  • To be aware of the GDC recommendations regarding FGM.

Development Outcomes

A. Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.

B. Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

D. Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

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