Welcome to the 'Child protection and the dental team' website
If you are a member of the dental team, this educational resource will give you an introduction to safeguarding children in dental practice. If you are a child protection trainer who works with dental teams, you may also find some information of interest.
|You can use this site as...||When?||How?|
|A training resource||If you need to update your knowledge of child protection||By working systematically through each of the main sections, starting with responsibility (see the blue tabs at the top of the page)|
|A fast-response tool||If you have concerns NOW about a child||By going straight to the summary flow chart and using links to navigate from there|
|A clinical governance resource||If you need to prepare your dental practice to safeguard children||By starting with the section on reorganising|
Additional materials, including the accompanying handbook and sample documents to print or download are available from the left hand menu at any time. If you have a bound copy of the ‘Child Protection and the Dental Team: an introduction to safeguarding children in dental practice’ handbook, you can store the documents inside the cover pocket together with relevant local information you obtain.
Continuing professional development
The dental team are encouraged to reflect on previous child protection experience, to make notes on anything new learned and any further training needs identified.
Print form for recording general CPD
Every member of the dental team has a part to play
MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS...If you are:
Anyone who has contact with children (or adults who are parents) through your work in dental practice
A dental practice owner, CQC registered manager, dental practice manager or senior dental nurse
On completion you will:
- be aware of your responsibilities with respect to child protection
- be able to recognise the presenting features of child abuse and neglect
- understand your role within current multi-agency child protection procedures
- be motivated and enabled to follow local child protection procedures correctly
- be able to participate in further multi-agency training
- know where to find additional sources of support and advice