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Adult and child safeguarding

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Development Outcomes (A, D)
Topic Groups (Education & Development, Ethics and Regulation, Patient Communications, Consent and Compliance)
Friday 20 September 2019
10:00 - 16:15
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Carol Blomfield
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • Essential Member: £150.00
  • Expert Member: £150.00
  • Extra Member: £150.00
  • Senior member: £150.00
  • Non member: £195.00
  • Student member: £150.00

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​Adult and child safeguarding

Understand the important key standards of child and adult safeguarding, focusing on Regulation 13 of the CQC Fundamental Standards

Friday 20 September 2019 | London


Members of the dental team are in a position where they may either directly observe the signs of child or adult abuse or neglect, or they may hear something that causes them concern about a child or an adult at risk's welfare. The General Dental Council (GDC) states that the dental team has an ethical and legal obligation to take appropriate action if concerned about the possible abuse of a child or adult at risk; and also to ensure that children and adults are not at risk from members of staff.

This bespoke and interactive training day will provide opportunities to enhance professional knowledge and competence in safeguarding adults and children, ensuring any safeguarding concerns are responded to appropriately.

The course includes updated guidelines relating to both child and adult legislation including Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS), Care Act 2014 and Care & Support Guidance 2016. There will be a specific focus on identifying and appropriately responding to child neglect and early intervention strategies, in addition to identification of vulnerability factors for children and parents.

Registration is from 09:30, presentations start at 10:00.

Learning objectives

  • Improve skills in defining and recognising signs of maltreatment of children and adults, particularly relating to child neglect, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), online safety, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and radicalisation

  • Enhance identification of vulnerabilities for children and adults/parents including looked after children/young people/care leavers, domestic violence, mental health, disability, alcohol/drugs

  • Update knowledge on key legislation, responsibilities, policy and reporting procedures for safeguarding, responding to a disclosure and knowing what to do if barriers/challenges are encountered with information sharing

  • Update knowledge/skills relating to recommended OFSTED child assessment tools (2014), liaison with other agencies, and safeguarding reviews undertaken by agencies/safeguarding boards

  • Enhance awareness of the importance of treating people as individuals, with dignity and respect and use of effective advocacy skills.

Who should attend

This course covers Levels 1 and 2 and is considered suitable for the majority of dentists and dental care professionals working in general practice. See below for further details regarding minimum training requirements.

The Intercollegiate document, which the CQC expects practices to follow, sets out minimum training requirements:

  • Level 1: for all non-clinical staff (e.g. receptionists and practice managers)
  • Level 2: for all dentists and dental care professionals
  • Level 3: for paediatric dentists and paediatric orthodontists (i.e. those who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding / child protection concerns). Level 3 training is not normally required for dentists and dental care professionals working in general dental practice.

Safeguarding training needs to be refreshed every three years. Level 1 training should be a minimum of two hours, level 2 training a minimum of three hours. Those required to meet competency level 3 have to undertake a minimum of 2 hours refresher training every year.


Carol Blomfield,

Carol took early retirement from the NHS in 2015 working as a Hospital Safeguarding Children's Nurse Adviser/Paediatric Liaison although still works on a bank basis in this role. Previous roles have included 10 years as a Health Visitor, 12 years as a midwife and multiple safeguarding roles in both her working and social life.

Carol has worked with the developing safeguarding courses for early years settings and delivering courses to a wide range of clients including some 200 dental practitioners in the South West.

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​BDA Member: ​£150
​Non Member: ​£195
​DCP: ​£95



The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.



5 hours CPD

This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.