A: Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk., C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.,
This course complements and updates ’Safeguarding Children’ to illustrate how concerns regarding children at risk should be managed by dental professionals.
Topics covered include:
What is safeguarding?
Responsibilities of the dental team;
Recognising and responding to abuse;
Important changes relating to the intercollegiate document released in 2014;
Competency framework (levels 1-5) and training requirements;
Two scenarios illustrate the implementation of safeguarding in general dental practice.
On completion you will be familiar with the responsibilities of each individual member of the dental team, how you should plan your training, and understand the procedures associated with handling concerns about children at risk.