Intercollegiate roles and responsibilities

All healthcare staff must have the competences to recognise child maltreatment and to take effective actions.

An intercollegiate competency framework is available for all groups, ranging from non-clinical staff to experts, to help you understand your responsibilities in recognising child maltreatment and how to take effective action.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff

The fourth edition of Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competences for Healthcare Staff was updated in 2018, led by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

The latest version (January 2019) is published on the RCN website.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Paediatricians

Complementary to the full intercollegiate competency framework that is for all healthcare staff, ranging from non-clinical staff to experts, this essential component of the RCPCH mission is to make safeguarding the health and wellbeing of infants, children and young people at the core of all we do.

To support members to do this, the RCPCH have developed a new safeguarding competencies framework specifically for paediatricians. You can find the latest version published on the RCPCH website.