Designed for all primary care staff to assist with their understanding of the principles of Child Safeguarding and how these principles apply to their work.
Contains a case study and multiple-choice questions.
During this module you will
understand what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify signs of child abuse or neglect
be able to act as an effective advocate for the child or young person
understand the potential impact of a parent’s/carer’s physical and mental health on the wellbeing of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
be able to identify one’s own professional role, responsibilities, and professional boundaries, and understand those of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and in multi-agency setting
know how and when to refer to social care if a safeguarding/child protection concern is identified
be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
know how to maintain appropriate records including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion
be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
be aware of the risk of FGM in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history where appropriate to role, know who to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support, including the FGM mandatory reporting duties to the police: in accordance with current legislation
be aware of the risk factors for grooming and exploitation to support and/or commit acts of terrorism (known as radicalisation) and know who to contact regarding preventive action and supporting those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist related activity
be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation
References and Audit Suggestions
Please note This content is only available for practices with the Clarity Training add-on for Clarity TeamNet.