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Safeguarding children and vulnerable groups in dentistry

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups (Practice Management)
Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Sunday 18 June 2017
00:00 - 00:45
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
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Safeguarding children and vulnerable groups in dentistry

Session synopsis

As professionals working within the dental industry it is important to recognise that there is a high probability that you will encounter a child or vulnerable person who is being subjected to abuse at some point in your career. Being able to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and then having the confidence to act upon those concerns could change somebody’s life. This session will help you identify what to look out for and what action you should take – key elements in complying with the CQC’s essential standard, ‘Outcome 7: Safeguarding people who use services from abuse’.

Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2014.

Learning objectives

  • What is the role of the dental professional in safeguarding children?
  • Why you need to be prepared and what is best practice in duty of care
  • Understanding your CQC obligations – is your practice ready?  


45 minutes of verifiable CORE CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

About the speaker


Debbie Carson,Consultant in Safeguarding, Safeguarding Strategies

Debbie has extensive experience in the Safeguarding arena, both as an investigator on a Child Abuse Investigation Team and latterly on the London Serious Child Abuse Major Investigation Team. She has worked on many challenging and high profile cases, including the Baby P enquiry.  During the course of her service with the Metropolitan Police, Debbie worked on both current and historic abuse enquiries.  She has championed the rights of victims and families and was one of the first Family Liaison Officers.  She subsequently sat on a steering panel seeking to develop the role of the FLO, which became a widely acclaimed and much copied model. Now retired from the Metropolitan Police, after 30 years’ service, Debbie continues to work in the Safeguarding field and is currently employed by a large legal company in the capacity of a consultant in the field.

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