Child Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children Level 3: Local Resources for GPs

The January 2019 Intercollegiate Document, ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff’, makes a distinction between professional groups who require Level 3 ‘Core’ child safeguarding training and those primary care clinicians (e.g. GPs, Practice Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics) who require Level 3 ‘additional knowledge, skills and competencies’ child safeguarding training.

According to RCGP guidance, training should be 50% participatory and 50% non-participatory.

Inter-professional and inter-organisational training is encouraged in order to share best practice, learn from serious incidents and to develop professional networks.

 

What participatory and non-participatory training options are available locally?

Peterborough Primary Care Level 3 Child Safeguarding Learning Resources

See ‘Curriculum map’ of Training Resources to help you map your supplementary learning to the Level 3 ‘Additional Skills, Knowledge and Competencies’.

 

What template is recommended for ‘reflection’?

See: Level 3 Safeguarding Reflection Template

 

How can I record and evidence my learning?

See: Child Safeguarding Level 3 Learning Summary Record

 

How many hours training for Primary Care Clinicians?

CHILD SAFEGUARDING
INITIAL training
(in first 12 months of level 3 post)
Minimum 16 hours
REFRESHER training
(over 3 years)
Minimum 12 hours
GP Practice Safeguarding Leads require 16 hours
ADULT SAFEGUARDING
INITIAL training
(in first 12 months of level 3 post)
Minimum 8 hours
REFRESHER training
(over 3 years)
Minimum 8 hours
TOTAL REFRESHER TRAINING
(over 3 years)
Minimum of 20 hours
GP Practice Safeguarding Leads require 24 hours