Learning opportunities and guidance for paediatricians and other child health professionals in the complex and sensitive area of safeguarding
We work to protect children from harm by providing doctors with the essential competencies required in their child protection practice.
Child protection continues to evolve, with particular changes in knowledge and focus occurring in the last 10 years. As a result, there is a necessity for updating and further training in child protection matters.
These courses are not mandatory but can support your continuing professional development. They have been developed in line with Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for healthcare staff.
Compass gives you access to quality assured courses to support your professional development and clinical practice. RCPCH members can sign in via their RCPCH online account; others may register for an account directly on Compass.
You can also book on to a face-to-face course or browse the free eLearning programmess here.
|Child Protection Examination to Court||2 days||Level 3||Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric Trainees ST6-8 & Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) Doctors|
|Emotional Abuse and Maltreatment||1 day||Level 3||Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric Trainees ST6-8 & SAS Doctors|
|Exploitation of Vulnerable Children||1 day||Level 3||Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric Trainees ST6-8 & SAS Doctors|
|FII and Perplexing Presentations||1 day||Level 3||Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric Trainees ST6-8, SAS Doctors, Nurses & Social Workers|
|Statement and Report Writing||1 day||Level 3||Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric Trainees ST6-8 & SAS Doctors|
|Expert Witness in Child Protection: Developing excellence||2 days||Level 5||All paediatricians who are acting as, or thinking of becoming, expert witnesses|
Some eLearning listed below is hosted on eLearning for Healthcare (e-LfH). If you are not eligible for an e-LfH account or if you live outside the UK, you can purchase individual or bulk licenses to use all eLearning for Healthcare products.
|Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People – e-LfH||Level 1||All healthcare professionals working in healthcare settings|
|Recognition, Response and Record – e-LfH||Level 2||All healthcare professionals who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers|
|Female Genital Mutilation – e-LfH||Level 2||All healthcare professionals who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers|
|Child Protection in Practice – ALSG (PDF)||Level 3||Paediatricians in training (ST 4-7) and others including GPs, A&E, specialties|
|Maintaining and Updating Competences – e-LfH||Level 3||Paediatricians in training (ST 4-7) and others including GPs, A&E, specialties|
|Female Genital Mutilation – Compass||Level 3||All healthcare professionals working with children and young people|
|Looked After Children – e-LfH||Level 3||All clinicians working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers|
|Emotional Abuse and Emotional Neglect – Compass||–||Multi-agency, including paediatric trainees and consultants, nurses, mental health practitioners, teachers and social workers|
|Imaging in cases of suspected physical abuse in children||–||Radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists, radiologists and hospital-based paediatricians|
|Blended Learning for Named and Designated Paediatricians||2 days||Levels 4-5||Named and Designated Paediatricians|
|ALSG – Child Protection Recognition and Response||–||Level 3||Paediatricians in training (ST 4-7) and others including GPs, A&E, specialties|