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Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

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Dental Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults

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Dental Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain verifiable CPD
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Suitable for all dental professionals 
  • Learn about the types and indicators of abuse
  • Understand how to whistleblow and report abuse
  • Get skills that help keep your patients safe from harm 
 

About your CPD Course

Many people today sadly still suffer abuse at the hands of others. In many cases, abusers target the most vulnerable people in society, namely children and vulnerable adults. To the untrained eye, the signs of harm and abuse can go unnoticed, but with a little training, the alarm can be raised to safeguard those in need. 
 
Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to spot certain signs of abuse and harm. Partly because in their examinations they can identify injuries synonymous with various types of abuse, but also because patients may confide in them about what they are experiencing.
 
As such, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires all dental practices to have appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place. As a dental professional, you can gain more knowledge about safeguarding at-risk individuals in society while working towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by completing an online course. 
 
This Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course allows you to gain important knowledge and skills to protect people from harm, conveniently from home or wherever you prefer. Simply enrol to gain access to the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore the legislation and guidance for dental practices and learn how to recognise and report various types of abuse. You will learn about the CQC’s guidelines and policies, as well as the related legal governance and compliance. All of which will position you to identify the signs of abuse and act accordingly to protect people in need.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all dental professionals. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

5th February 2022 , 4th June 2022 (times tbc) via Zoom
The learning outcomes of this Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course are for you to understand:
  • The types of harm and abuse and how to recognise them
  • How to appropriately whistleblow and report safeguarding issues
  • The legislation, guidance and preventative measures relevant to safeguarding

You must be a qualified dental professional who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Each dental professional has a statutory duty of care to their patients, a part of which is making sure safeguarding measures are in place. Safeguarding training is crucial for anyone working with, or coming into contact with, children and/or vulnerable adults as part of their role, which dental professionals often do. This is why each member of the dental team must be trained in dental safeguarding. Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to spot and identify injuries to the head, eyes, ears, neck, face, mouth and teeth, in addition to noticing other welfare concerns. Dental professionals will also identify risks to oral and general health that stem from poor oral hygiene and dental neglect. In many cases, patients can disclose abuse or other indicators of it. Where a patient appears to have been subjected to suspected deliberate harm, dental practitioners must provide any essential emergency dental treatment and arrange any further medical treatment as necessary. If the patient is in need of urgent medical attention or is in immediate danger, the dental practitioner must call the authorities. With every patient, dental professionals should listen to what is being said, as well as pay attention to non-verbal clues like body language. Dental professionals should always put the patient’s interests first and raise concerns if they believe the patient is at risk. It is also imperative they keep detailed records of their observations, as these can help in the identification of safeguarding concerns.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) stipulate that each person working in a dental practice has an up to date safeguarding training certificate. These have an expiry date as laws and guidance surrounding safeguarding are updated frequently in line with newly identified needs. As such, dental professionals must be aware of these changes and will need to renew their certification. The level of safeguarding training dental professionals require depends on the role they perform. Each person working in the practice will need to take an introductory level safeguarding course, however, Dentists will also need to complete safeguarding training at Level 2. Should you work in a specialist role, you may be required to study a Level 3 and above.
If a dental professional develops a safeguarding concern, it is their duty to share all relevant information with professionals and agencies who must be informed. Dental professionals are often uncertain as to whether their concerns should be acted upon. In these cases, the dental professional should seek advice from a professional with expertise in safeguarding. Dental professionals do not need the consent of the vulnerable adult or child to make a safeguarding referral. If the dental professional does not have the consent of the adult or child, parents or carers to share this information, risk assessments of the at-risk individual should be undertaken and detailed advice sought from the relevant local safeguarding contact.
The 6 Principles of Safeguarding as defined by The Care Act 2014 are: 1. Empowerment - Support individuals and encourage them to make their own decisions and informed consent, 2. Prevention - Take action before harm occurs, 3. Proportionality - Deliver the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented, 4. Protection - Support and representation for individuals with the greatest need, 5. Partnership - Find local solutions through services that work with their communities. Communities can help prevent, detect and report neglect and abuse, 6. Accountability - Accountability and transparency in safeguarding practice
Dental professionals can quickly and easily recall their safeguarding roles and responsibilities by remembering the 5 R’s of safeguarding: Recognise – Know the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, Respond – Respond in an appropriate manner, Report – Report your safeguarding concerns to your Safeguarding Lead or Practice Manager, Record – Record everything you see and hear when it comes to a safeguarding incident, Refer – If there is genuine cause for concern, refer them to the correct authority.

Dental Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain verifiable CPD
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Suitable for all dental professionals 
  • Learn about the types and indicators of abuse
  • Understand how to whistleblow and report abuse
  • Get skills that help keep your patients safe from harm 
 

About your CPD Course

Many people today sadly still suffer abuse at the hands of others. In many cases, abusers target the most vulnerable people in society, namely children and vulnerable adults. To the untrained eye, the signs of harm and abuse can go unnoticed, but with a little training, the alarm can be raised to safeguard those in need. 
 
Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to spot certain signs of abuse and harm. Partly because in their examinations they can identify injuries synonymous with various types of abuse, but also because patients may confide in them about what they are experiencing.
 
As such, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires all dental practices to have appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place. As a dental professional, you can gain more knowledge about safeguarding at-risk individuals in society while working towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by completing an online course. 
 
This Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course allows you to gain important knowledge and skills to protect people from harm, conveniently from home or wherever you prefer. Simply enrol to gain access to the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore the legislation and guidance for dental practices and learn how to recognise and report various types of abuse. You will learn about the CQC’s guidelines and policies, as well as the related legal governance and compliance. All of which will position you to identify the signs of abuse and act accordingly to protect people in need.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all dental professionals. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

5th February 2022 , 4th June 2022 (times tbc) via Zoom

Modules

The learning outcomes of this Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults course are for you to understand:
  • The types of harm and abuse and how to recognise them
  • How to appropriately whistleblow and report safeguarding issues
  • The legislation, guidance and preventative measures relevant to safeguarding

Requirements

You must be a qualified dental professional who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Each dental professional has a statutory duty of care to their patients, a part of which is making sure safeguarding measures are in place. Safeguarding training is crucial for anyone working with, or coming into contact with, children and/or vulnerable adults as part of their role, which dental professionals often do. This is why each member of the dental team must be trained in dental safeguarding. Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to spot and identify injuries to the head, eyes, ears, neck, face, mouth and teeth, in addition to noticing other welfare concerns. Dental professionals will also identify risks to oral and general health that stem from poor oral hygiene and dental neglect. In many cases, patients can disclose abuse or other indicators of it. Where a patient appears to have been subjected to suspected deliberate harm, dental practitioners must provide any essential emergency dental treatment and arrange any further medical treatment as necessary. If the patient is in need of urgent medical attention or is in immediate danger, the dental practitioner must call the authorities. With every patient, dental professionals should listen to what is being said, as well as pay attention to non-verbal clues like body language. Dental professionals should always put the patient’s interests first and raise concerns if they believe the patient is at risk. It is also imperative they keep detailed records of their observations, as these can help in the identification of safeguarding concerns.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) stipulate that each person working in a dental practice has an up to date safeguarding training certificate. These have an expiry date as laws and guidance surrounding safeguarding are updated frequently in line with newly identified needs. As such, dental professionals must be aware of these changes and will need to renew their certification. The level of safeguarding training dental professionals require depends on the role they perform. Each person working in the practice will need to take an introductory level safeguarding course, however, Dentists will also need to complete safeguarding training at Level 2. Should you work in a specialist role, you may be required to study a Level 3 and above.
If a dental professional develops a safeguarding concern, it is their duty to share all relevant information with professionals and agencies who must be informed. Dental professionals are often uncertain as to whether their concerns should be acted upon. In these cases, the dental professional should seek advice from a professional with expertise in safeguarding. Dental professionals do not need the consent of the vulnerable adult or child to make a safeguarding referral. If the dental professional does not have the consent of the adult or child, parents or carers to share this information, risk assessments of the at-risk individual should be undertaken and detailed advice sought from the relevant local safeguarding contact.
The 6 Principles of Safeguarding as defined by The Care Act 2014 are: 1. Empowerment - Support individuals and encourage them to make their own decisions and informed consent, 2. Prevention - Take action before harm occurs, 3. Proportionality - Deliver the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented, 4. Protection - Support and representation for individuals with the greatest need, 5. Partnership - Find local solutions through services that work with their communities. Communities can help prevent, detect and report neglect and abuse, 6. Accountability - Accountability and transparency in safeguarding practice
Dental professionals can quickly and easily recall their safeguarding roles and responsibilities by remembering the 5 R’s of safeguarding: Recognise – Know the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, Respond – Respond in an appropriate manner, Report – Report your safeguarding concerns to your Safeguarding Lead or Practice Manager, Record – Record everything you see and hear when it comes to a safeguarding incident, Refer – If there is genuine cause for concern, refer them to the correct authority.

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