Child Safeguarding – Personal Level

Supplementary, topic-based learning in Child Safeguarding – Personal Level

Incorporating Recognition, Assessment, Communication, Documentation and Actioning of Suspected Abuse.

Click on each heading below for more detail on the content of the level 3 curriculum in each area, and scroll down for a list of current recommended learning opportunities.


  • Normal child development
  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect
  • Child trafficking, FGM, forced marriage, modern slavery
  • Gang and electronic media abuse
  • Sexual exploitation, county lines (young people involved in organised crime who are coerced to traffic drugs or other illegal items around the country)
  • Grooming and exploitation and/or radicalisation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Parental drug and alcohol use
  • Public health significance of child maltreatment
  • Fabricated or induced illness
  • Children not in education or training (NEETs) – Children not brought to appointments


  • Gillick Competency and Fraser Guidelines
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Chaperones
  • Confidentiality and Consent
  • Religious/cultural background
  • Ethical considerations
  • Parental responsibility
  • Effects of parental behaviour
  • Assessment of risk in safeguarding
  • Interagency assessment frameworks
  • Looked after children
  • Children already known to social care
  • Forensic procedures relevant to primary care


  • Effective communication with children and young people
  • Data protection act 1998
  • GDPR
  • Information sharing and Caldicott Principles


  • Multidisciplinary approach to safeguarding children and young people
  • Local interventions for child maltreatment
  • Local Area Designated Officer
  • Escalation
  • Voluntary Sector Support for families
  • Coding in Primary Care

Learning Opportunities: Personal Level

LSCB Multiagency Learning
Live, pre-bookable webinars incorporating a wide range of ‘core’ and ‘supplementary’ topics within the Level 3 curriculum
MCA/DOLS Training
Excellent local face-to-face training delivered at Practice Level
Can be organised through:
Caldicott-Guardian Training
Training Hub. 2 hour live webinar
Information Governance Training
Training Hub.  2 hour live webinar
GP Training Hub courses. 3 hours.
Effective Consultations – New to Practice Skills Toolkit GP
Training Hub. 2.5 hour Live Webinar.
Free Suicide Mitigation Training for GPs and Primary Care Staff
CPSL Mind, CCG-based. 2 x 1.5 hour sessions led within practices.
Effective Medical Chaperoning
GP Training Hub Live Webinar. 1 hr 45 mins.


Other eLFH MODULES on supplementary topics might include:
– Adolescent Health – including confidentiality, consent, legal frameworks and safeguarding.
– Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity Act
– Consent in children
– Chaperones and Consent (Sexual Health)
– Looked after children (Parts 1 & 2)
– Sexual Assault (Medico-legal issues)
PREVENT eLFH Modules x3
Basic, level 3 and mental health (2.5hrs, very good)
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence E-Learning Modules
2 local, e-learning modules from Cambridge Domestic Violence Partnership. 60 mins total.
Parental Substance Misuse E-Learning Module
Understanding the impact on children (20-30mins)
RCGP E-Learning Modules
EKU2018 – Child Abuse and Neglect
EKU18 – Alcohol Use disorders
EKU5 – When to suspect Child Maltreatment
EK2019:2 – Decision making and Mental Capacity
FGM E-Learning: Home Office
Free resource pack with e-learning from Home Office, 30 mins, need to register. May stop being funded in due course.
Awareness of Forced Marriage: Home Office
Free online training resource run by Foreign Office. Need to register.
MCA e-learning – SCIE
Social Work e-learning package. 2 hours.
MPS MCA / DOLS E-Learning
Free to members or non-members.
Capacity, DOLS and Deprivation of Liberty Webinars
3 Helpful Pre-recorded Webinars from legal perspective. Each webinar is 18-25mins long.
Reflection template may be helpful.
Children & Young People Toolkit
Excellent BMA resource covering consent, confidentiality, parental responsibility, information sharing.
Minded provides accessible, engaging online training in emotional and behavioural ‘first aid’ and essential therapeutic skills for all those involved in the mental wellbeing and care of children and young people in the UK.
Guidance on Dangerous Dogs and Child Safeguarding
For reference but interesting to read and reflect upon. Includes advice sheets for parents who have a dog.
LSCB Online Briefings
Read and reflect upon on topics including: Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic violence, criminal exploitation, child sexual abuse, online safety, Prevent
Lived Experience of CSE
Watch ‘Three Girls’ BBC documentary and reflect upon the content and changes to practice
(3 x 1 hour programmes)
Lived Experience of a Child in Abusive Situation – The Children’s Society
1 hour e-learning package focusing on young people’s real experiences about what it’s like to be an abused or exploited child with ‘something to tell’.
Available at:
NSPCC ‘Lived Experience’ Stories
What alerting signs might we see of these ‘Hidden Children’ in General Practice?

(Page last updated: 2/6/23)