In a busy dental practice there are many important clinical governance issues competing for time and attention. Appointing an individual staff member to lead on child protection can be an effective way of ensuring that this issue is not overlooked.
You will need to:
The child protection lead should be someone who:
- is a good listener
- has respect for confidential information
- is able to handle difficult or distressing issues sensitively
- thinks before taking action.
The child protection lead could be:
- a dentist OR any other suitably trained member of the dental team.