Level 2 Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding is the prevention of abuse, harm or neglect. Everyone is responsible for safeguarding matters. The aim of taking appropriate action in relation to safeguarding is to provide children and vulnerable adults in need of protection with a better future outcome.

This is a Level 2 Safeguarding course and is suitable for clinical team members such as dentists and dental care professionals.

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Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding is the responsibility of every member of the dental team. Each person has a part to play in recognising and responding to the signs of harm and abuse in patients.

The CQC’s role is to monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety. Their role is to check that dental practices provide care that is safe, meaning that patients are protected from abuse and avoidable harm. A key part of this is ensuring that practices have effective systems and processes in place to recognise potential or actual abuse, that they know how to respond and refer appropriately, and they know what they should record in order to help keep children and vulnerable adults safe. CQC inspectors routinely ask about practices’ safeguarding measures at all inspections.

The course provides 3 hours of verifiable CPD.

To enable you to develop further awareness and understanding of the processes related to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and relate these to your role and responsibilities within your practice

To develop further how you will work together as a team

To help ensure that you comply with the CQC ‘s fundamental standards in Regulation 13 (safeguarding) and Regulation 11 (need for consent) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and the GDC requirements in relation to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Understand the legal framework for safeguarding
  • Know what the term ‘looked after child’ means
  • Recognise what constitutes abuse and maltreatment
  • Understand the relevance of parental and caring factors such as domestic abuse, mental and physical ill health, substance mis-use
  • Recognise the potential impact of a parent/carer’s physical and mental health.
  • Know how to report concerns and how to obtain further advice on FGM, child trafficking and modern slavery
  • Understand the safeguarding referral process
  • Know the importance of information sharing
  • Know the barriers to information sharing
  • Act as an effective child or vulnerable person advocate
  • Be clear about colleagues’ roles and responsibilities
  • Understand professional boundaries, professional abuse and raising concerns about colleagues
  • Know what records you must make and keep in relation to actual or suspected abuse.

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  • “This is an excellent course. Easy to use and informative, not too short but not overlong.”
  • “Great course and well laid out with so much relevant information for my job.”
  • “Really great course and I particularly admire the easy accessibility to dental professionals.”
  • “Found the course very good for reinforcing my training in understanding all types of abuse.”
  • “Tailored very much to those working within dental industry.”
  • “Great understandings, not boring, in-depth enough and great visuals.”

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Safeguarding
    5 minutes
  • What the CQC say
    5 minutes
  • Notifying the CQC
    5 minutes
  • What the GDC say
    5 minutes
  • Practice Training
    5 minutes
  • Who is responsible for safeguarding?
    5 minutes
  • Multi-agency and information sharing
    5 minutes
  • What do we need to do in practice
    5 minutes
  • This is why we need safeguarding procedures….
    5 minutes
  • Peter Connolly (Baby P)
    5 minutes
  • Ian Huntley
    5 minutes
  • Disclosure & Barring Service
    5 minutes
  • Safer recruitment
    5 minutes
  • Definitions of safeguarding terms
    5 minutes
  • Legislation
    5 minutes
  • The Children Acts
    5 minutes
  • The outcomes of the legislation
    5 minutes
  • Updated legislation for England
    5 minutes
  • The framework for assessment
    5 minutes
  • Recognising types of abuse
    5 minutes
  • Abuse statistics for the UK – 2017
    5 minutes
  • Why do people abuse?
    5 minutes
  • Domestic abuse
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    5 minutes
  • What constitutes physical abuse?
    5 minutes
  • Physical abuse indicators
    5 minutes
  • Normal physical injury vs suspected physical injury
    5 minutes
  • Long lasting effects
    5 minutes
  • Triangle of safety
    5 minutes
  • Body map
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    10 minutes
  • What constitutes sexual abuse?
    5 minutes
  • Sexual abuse indicators
    5 minutes
  • NSPCC Video
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    10 minutes
  • What is grooming?
    5 minutes
  • What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)?
    5 minutes
  • Effects of FGM
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    10 minutes
  • What constitutes emotional abuse?
    5 minutes
  • Emotional abuse indicators
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    10 minutes
  • Radicalisation
    5 minutes
  • What is child trafficking & modern slavery?
    5 minutes
  • What constitutes neglect?
    5 minutes
  • Neglect indicators
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    5 minutes
  • The impact of dental neglect
    5 minutes
  • National statistics
    10 minutes
  • Types of abuse
    5 minutes
  • Steven Hoskin – Missed chances in Cornwall
    5 minutes
  • Fiona Pilkington and her daughter Francecca Hardwick
    5 minutes
  • Recognising abuse or neglect
    5 minutes
  • Responding and your role
    5 minutes
  • Responding – Essentials
    5 minutes
  • Responding if you have concerns
    5 minutes
  • Responding to FGM
    5 minutes
  • Disclosure of information
    5 minutes
  • Children and consent
    5 minutes
  • When consent is not needed
    5 minutes
  • Mental Capacity Act
    5 minutes
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
    5 minutes
  • Lasting power of attorney (LPA)
    5 minutes
  • Seven golden rules of information sharing
    5 minutes
  • Principles of information sharing
    5 minutes
  • When and how should you share information?
    5 minutes
  • Responding – if you no longer have concerns
    5 minutes
  • Reporting/referring – Action required
    5 minutes
  • What happens after a referral is made?
    5 minutes
  • Recording
    5 minutes
  • Disclosure recording points
    5 minutes
  • Recording missed appointments
    5 minutes
  • Recording non-compliance
    5 minutes
  • The NSPCC states that:
    5 minutes
  • Reasons why children and vulnerable adults may not report abuse
    5 minutes
  • Adults and healthcare professionals
    5 minutes
  • Children with disabilities
    5 minutes
  • Reflective Question
    5 minutes
  • What is whistle-blowing?
    5 minutes
  • GDC and raising concerns
    15 minutes
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act (1998) (PDIA)
    5 minutes
  • Practice lead on child protection & safeguarding
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the safeguarding and child protection lead:
    5 minutes
  • Important to remember
    5 minutes
  • Recording significant events
    5 minutes
  • Resources to help you
    5 minutes
  • Summary
    10 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 3 hours, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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