Educational Opportunities

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.

Course Number days Level Audience
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.

 

eLearning Level Audience
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
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
Course Number days Level Audience
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
    • Safeguarding modules within the Healthy Child Programme
    • Safeguarding modules in MindEd (follow the link and select MindEd Healthy Child Mental Health Framework)