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CPD Approx.3:00 Hours

P810 Safeguarding and Child Protection (Level 2)

  • About This Course
  • Legislation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has confirmed that safeguarding children and young people is to be included as a recommended continuing professional development (CPD) topic for dental professionals.

Written by national experts on child protection, delivers fundamental child protection training in a simple and engaging way. The material explains the essential facts about what abuse is and the damaging effects it can have on a child’s life, and how to identify when a child might be at risk by highlighting possible signs and indicators of abuse.

This is not only the dentist’s responsibility, but one that is shared by all team members. Successful completion of this online course will mean your ProDental CPD certificates satisfies the requirements of the GDC and CQC (valid for 2 years).

  • Child Protection – Introduction
  • What is Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Assessing the Child for Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Learning Outcomes


  • To raise awareness of how to recognise abuse
  • To understand your duties
  • To know the appropriate referral process


On completion of these modules, and passing the associated tests, you will be able to state your duties, roles and responsibilities to safeguard and protect children. You will increase your awareness of definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse and demonstrate knowledge of the referral and advice pathways.

  • Children and Young Persons Act (1933)
  • The Children Act (1989)
  • Human Rights Act (1998)
  • Education Act (2002)
  • Adoption and Children Act (2002)
  • Children Act (2004)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

This list is by no means exhaustive, further reading is recommended.

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