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ONLINE EVENT: Adult and child safeguarding

Event Type
Event Subject
Business management
Development Outcomes (A, D)
Topic Groups (Education & Development, Patient Communications, Practice Management, Consent and Compliance, CQC)
Friday 12 March 2021
09:00 - 13:30
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Carol Blomfield
Booking Fees
  • Essential Member: £125.00
  • Expert Member: £125.00
  • Extra Member: £125.00
  • Senior member: £125.00
  • Non member: £175.00
  • Student member: £125.00

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Adult and child safeguarding

Understand the important key standards of child and adult safeguarding, focussing on Regulation 13 of the CQC Fundamental Standards

Friday 12 March 2021  | ONLINE

Development Outcomes: A and D

Members of the dental team are in a position where they may either directly observe the signs of child or adult abuse or neglect, or they may hear something that causes them concern about a child or an adult at risk's welfare. The General Dental Council (GDC) states that the dental team has an ethical and legal obligation to take appropriate action if concerned about the possible abuse of a child or adult at risk; and also to ensure that children and adults are not at risk from members of staff.

This bespoke and interactive online training course will provide opportunities to enhance professional knowledge and competence in safeguarding adults and children, ensuring any safeguarding concerns are responded to appropriately.

The course includes updated guidelines relating to both child and adult legislation including Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS), Care Act 2014 and Care & Support Guidance 2016. There will be a specific focus on identifying and appropriately responding to child neglect and early intervention strategies, in addition to identification of vulnerability factors for children and parents.

Please note: this is a live and interactive online event. It will not be recorded and it will not be possible to view on-demand afterwards. Places limited to 16 attendees. 

Learning objectives:

  • Improve skills in defining and recognising signs of maltreatment of children and adults, particularly relating to child neglect, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), online safety, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and radicalisation
  • Enhance identification of vulnerabilities for children and adults/parents including looked after children/young people/care leavers, domestic violence, mental health, disability, alcohol/drugs
  • Update knowledge on key legislation, responsibilities, policy and reporting procedures for safeguarding, responding to a disclosure and knowing what to do if barriers/challenges are encountered with information sharing
  • Update knowledge/skills relating to recommended OFSTED child assessment tools (2014), liaison with other agencies, and safeguarding reviews undertaken by agencies/safeguarding boards
  • Enhance awareness of the importance of treating people as individuals, with dignity and respect and use of effective advocacy skills.

Who should attend?

This course covers Levels 1 and 2 and is considered suitable for the majority of dentists and dental care professionals working in general practice. See below for further details regarding minimum training requirements.

  • Level 1: for all non-clinical staff (e.g. receptionists and practice managers)
  • Level 2: for all dentists and dental care professionals
  • Level 3: for paediatric dentists and paediatric orthodontists (i.e. those who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding / child protection concerns). Level 3 training is not normally required for dentists and dental care professionals working in general dental practice, although staff acting as a safeguarding lead may wish to consider undertaking this level of training.




Hours of refresher training over 3 years:

Level 2

Level 2

Level 2

minimum 4 hours + annual review of competencies


*The majority of dentists and dental care professionals will require level 2; in larger organisations, including hospitals and community-based specialist services (special care dentistry, paediatric or other relevant dental specialties such as orthodontics) the precise number of dentists and dental care professionals requiring level 3 competencies should be determined locally based on an assessment of need and risk.





Non-clinical staff

Hours of refresher training over 3 years:

Level 1

Level 1

Level 1

minimum 2 hours + annual review of competencies


Dentist with specific role in safeguarding 

DCP with specific role in safeguarding 

Hours of refresher training over 3 years:

Level 3

Level 3

minimum 8 hours + annual review of competencies


​09:00​Session 1

  • Welcome and introductions / Aims and objectives
  • Safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children
  • NSPCC statistics
  • Looked after children; parental responsibility and consent
  • Child maltreatment categories
  • Focus on child neglect
  • ‘Was Not Brought ‘pathway (formerly known as ‘Did not Attend’).
​10:30​15 minute break
​10:45​Session 2

  • Specific abuse categories – for example radicalisation, gangs
  • Child safeguarding referrals
  • Good safeguarding practice; advocacy
  • Safeguarding adults – definition of
  • Adult categories
  • Legislation including assessing capacity of adults
  • Adult vulnerabilities.
​12:00​15 minute break
​12:15​Session 3

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
  • Safeguarding adult sharing principles
  • Responding to concerns
  • Information sharing
  • Personal attitudes of safeguarding
  • Successful safeguarding systems
  • Take away messages
  • Open questions.
​13:30​End of online course

Course format

The course will take place on Zoom. Delegate numbers are limited to 16, enabling detailed group discussion.  


Carol Blomfield,

Carol took early retirement from the NHS in 2015 working as a Hospital Safeguarding Children's Nurse Adviser/Paediatric Liaison although still works on a bank basis in this role. Previous roles have included 10 years as a Health Visitor, 12 years as a midwife and multiple safeguarding roles in both her working and social life.

Carol has worked with the developing safeguarding courses for early years settings and delivering courses to a wide range of clients including some 200 dental practitioners in the South West.


4 hours CPD

This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for enhanced CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.


​BDA Member: ​£125
​Non member:


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All cancellations must be received in writing by email to Cancellations received 7 days or more prior to a virtual event will be entitled to a 100% refund. For cancellations received after this time, no refund will be given. Failure to view sessions will constitute as a late cancellation and no refund will be given.