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SEA - Child Protection

SEA - Child Protection

It is recommended that primary care doctors should undergo training in child protection every 3 years.

You should also demonstrate that you reflect upon and learn from cases in which you are involved.

You should include:

  • Evidence of recent training in child protection issues.
  • A significant event analysis for any child protection case that you have been involved with.  This analysis should at the least consider issues of recognition of abuse, local procedures, inter-agency communication, and documentation.

The RCGP has updated the "Child safeguarding toolkit" which can be downloaded/printed.

Options for training are:

  • Face-to-face courses
  • On-line courses (e.g. BMJ learning hosts some useful materials)
  • In-practice modules (for GPs).  RCGP has developed modules (for members only) designed for use by practice teams, but which those who were unable to attend a team event could use independently.

If you are a sessional doctor having completed child protection training, you should consider how you will ensure that you are aware of the local protocols.

This page was last updated on: 08/03/2022