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, ChildProtectionCompany.com
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 ChildProtectionCompany.com 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.
How to book
BDA members can register online
(login/register - see top right of page)
020 7563 4590
By booking form
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To book online:
Login to the BDA website first. Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.
Please note: If you have a GDC number you can use the online system. You do not need to be a BDA member.
If you do not already have a BDA website username and password, fill in this form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.
If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements.
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.