Safety and Quality: SEA - Child Protection
It is recommended that primary care doctors should undergo training in child protection every 3 years.
You should also demonstrate that you reflect upon and learn from cases in which you are involved.
You should include:
The RCGP and NSPCC have collaborated to produce a toolkit "Safeguarding Children and Young People" which can be downloaded.
Options for training are:
The RCGP Child Protection Resource
General Practitioners and their teams have the unique potential to recognise children who are vulnerable, and to intervene in their care to make them safer. But many doctors are reluctant to become drawn into safeguarding children, fearing the negative impact on the doctor-family relationship, their own knowledge gaps, and the workload and responsibility involved.
This toolkit has been developed, in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, by doctors with an interest in safeguarding children in Primary Care. It has been piloted for use within Primary Care, and can easily be delivered as a learning package in Practice In-House Learning sessions.
The toolkit offers guidance to Practices on how to establish procedures within the Practice to ensure that children are made safer, guidance on best practice, and offers scenario-tested learning to see if those procedures work in the reality of consultation. It will offer links to other resources which will help Practices use the most up to date guidance on recognition and management of child abuse and neglect.
Andrew Mowat JSFP (Lead Clinician)
If you are a sessional doctor having completed child protection training, you should consider how you will ensure that you are aware of the local protocols.
This SEA report template came from NES, and is used by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Peer Review Audit and SEA Group. For more information please visit NES website. (Please note that the form must be opened via Internet Explorer)
This page was last updated on: 15/05/2015
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