Safeguarding Children and Young People - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
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  • The Royal College of Midwives
  • Royal College of General Pracitioners
  • 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

This e-learning resource for Safeguarding Children and Young People is an important and timely project to support the work of all healthcare staff.

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 e-learning aims to meet statutory training requirements so that healthcare providers can ensure their teams are up-to-date with the issues surrounding Child Protection.

  • “This Safeguarding Project will have a significant impact on the current training and education provision and make a positive contribution to the prevention of child abuse, physical, emotional and sexual, as well as reducing the prevalence of neglect, as incorporated in the modern child safeguarding agenda”

    Julia Moore OBE - National Director, HEE e-LfH
  • “We are confident that this revised resource, in line with the latest Intercollegiate document, will continue to support those needing safeguarding knowledge and training. This training is vital for staff working directly or indirectly with children to ensure children are appropriately protected across the health economy.”

    Dr Jamie Carter, Assistant Child Protection Officer, RCPCH

Programme curriculum

The e-learning covers:

The Intercollegiate Document

The Intercollegiate Document was commended by Dame Sally Davies (former CMO) and Dame Christine Beasley CBE (CNO) and produced jointly by:

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Child Protection Special Interest Group/British Association of Community Child Health
  • The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Society of Paediatric Radiologists
  • Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • College of Emergency Medicine

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 modules offer a clear and effective solution to achieve this aim and meet the National Workforce Competences.

The modules are broken down into short 30 minute learning sessions and are easily available to all learners whether at work or at home.

The curriculum in detail

  • Level 1

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Level 2

    Recognition, Response and Record
  • Level 3

    Maintaining and Updating Competences

Project team

  • Julia Moore OBE

    Chair, Executive Group, National Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Fiona Shaw

    Fiona Shaw

    Project Lead, RCPCH
  • Rajiv Mittal

    Rajiv Mittal

  • Leonie Pereira

    Leonie Pereira

  • Andrea Goddard

    Andrea Goddard

    Quality Assurance
  • Anne Aukett

    Anne Aukett

    Quality Assurance
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, RCPCH
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    Neha Baj

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH 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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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Existing e-LfH Users

The Safeguarding Children and Young People content has been embedded into a number of existing e-LfH programmes, so if you have access to any of the programmes below, you do not need to access Safeguarding Children and Young People directly:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Foundation

If you do not have access to any of the programmes listed above please log in to the e-LfH Hub using your existing username and password and select which programmes you would like to access. View this help page for more information.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Safeguarding Children and Young People programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

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