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Safeguarding children and young people: topical topics

Event Details

Event Name
Safeguarding children and young people: topical topics
Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups (Ethics and Regulation, Practice Management, Paediatric Dentistry)
31/08/2018 - 31/12/2018
00:00 - 01:00
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Booking Fee(s)
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • BDA member: £0.00
  • Non member: £60.00

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Safeguarding children and young people: topical topics

Session synopsis

Safeguarding and promoting children and young people's welfare involves taking action to ensure that all children have the best life chances. Dental professionals must be able to recognise signs of child abuse and neglect and to know how and where to refer when concerned. In addition to reviewing these essential topics and outlining our key role in managing dental neglect, this presentation will inform you about some of the wider issues that put children at risk. Parental substance abuse, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation have all hit the headlines in recent years, but what does the dental team need to remember in order to be ready to help a young person in our care? And how can we keep up-to-date in an ever-changing world?

Lecture filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2017


Learning objectives

  • Be able to recognise the signs of child maltreatment
  • Know how to respond when concerned about a child or young person's welfare
  • Find out what the wider issues are that put children and young people at risk
  • Be able to identify resources to help you keep up-to-date.


1 hour of verifiable 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

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Jenny Harris, Consultant in Community Paediatric Dentistry and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jenny is Consultant in Community Paediatric Dentistry at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Qualifying at Guy's Dental Hospital in 1987, and a specialist since 2000, she has held a variety of community, academic and hospital posts. Inspired by the challenges she herself faced when providing care for vulnerable children, Jenny has for the past decade been actively involved in education, research and leadership in safeguarding children. Jenny is lead author of the Department of Health/COPDEND resource, Child Protection and the Dental Team, now hosted by the BDA's CPD Hub, and of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry's policy document on dental neglect.

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