Safeguarding Children and Young People - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • The Royal College of Midwives
  • Royal College of General Pracitioners
  • CPHVA
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists

About the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme

Delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme aims to meet statutory training requirements so that healthcare providers can ensure their teams are up-to-date with the issues surrounding Child Protection.

The programme consists of:

  • Level 1 – for non-clinical staff
  • Level 2 – for all clinical staff
  • Level 3 – for clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers as described in the Intercollegiate Document

Further information regarding each of these levels can be found below.

The Level 3 course has been updated (March 2020) to reflect the most up-to-date guidance set out in the Intercollegiate document.

Publications

About the content

All health professionals have a key role to play in safeguarding children and young people. Section 11 of the Children Act places a statutory duty on key people and bodies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of those they come into contact with.

These e-learning sessions offer a clear and effective solution to achieve this aim and meet the National Workforce Competences.

The curriculum in detail

  • Safeguarding Children Level 1

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2

    Recognition, Response and Record
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3

    Maintaining and Updating Competences

Project team

  • Dr Vicki Walker

    Dr Vicki Walker

    Clinical Lead, RCPCH
  • Suma Surendranath

    Suma Surendranath

    Education and Professional Development Lead, RCPCH
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alice Denham

    Alice Denham

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Stephen Gibbons

    Stephen Gibbons

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Communications and Stakeholder Lead, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

Review team 2020

Clinical Lead:

  • Vicki WalkerConsultant Paediatrician (community & general); Head of Service Community Paediatrics

Reviewers:

  • Esther Corker – Consultant Community Paediatrician, Kings Mill Hospital
  • Vaishali Desai –Consultant Paediatrician; Designated Doctor for Looked after Children and Named Doctor for Safeguarding Warwickshire
  • Jo Gifford – Consultant Paediatrician CWPT; Designated Doctor for Child Safeguarding, Coventry & Rugby CCG
  • Sophie Halstead –Neonatal SpR, St Mary’s Hospital/Queen Charlotte’s Hospital
  • Angela Moore – Consultant Paediatrician
  • Rajiv Mittal – Consultant Paediatrician; Designated Doctor for Safeguarding and Child Deaths, Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Francesca Norris – Community Child Health trainee
  • Rebecca Sands – Consultant Paediatrician; Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
  • Shashwat Saran – Consultant Paediatrician
  • Ruth Skelton – Consultant Paediatrician; Designated Doctor for Child Protection
  • Paediatrics, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Original Production Team:

  • Anne Aukett – Quality Assurance
  • Neha-Baj – Content Development Lead, e-LfH HEE
  • Andrea Goddard – Quality Assurance
  • Marnie Greenrod – Project Manager, RCPCH
  • Rajiv Mittal – Editor
  • Leonie Pereira – Editor
  • Fiona Shaw – Project Lead, RCPCH

 

How to access

In order to access the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

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