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Safeguarding and child Protection training for Dental Staff

Children in Wales, on behalf of the Postgraduate Department deliver Safeguarding Children training to dental practices throughout Wales.  Our specialist trainers are based in various parts of Wales to ensure coverage for dental practices, wherever sited.  The training lasts for 2.5 hours and covers the legislative framework for safeguarding and child protection; the roles and responsibilities of dental staff; understanding the different types of abuse; recognising the signs and symptoms and how to make referrals and record concerns.

The training involves an interactive presentation with activities and debate.  Participants are encouraged to raise their concerns with our experienced trainers and debate issues that they have found troubling and need additional guidance on.  The training is relevant to all staff within the dental practice and offers an opportunity for discussion with the trainer.

For more information about this training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk or call us on 029 2034 2434.

Evaluation and feedback

Every training session is evaluated through standardised forms, we use this feedback for quality assurance of the sessions and ideas to further develop the training. A strong theme that comes from these evaluations is that people really appreciate the knowledge and experience of the trainers to bring what is a difficult subject to life.  The interactive group work elements seem to be particularly valued in building confidence of the practitioners.  The group work also promotes the interaction between practitioners with different positions including those in non-clinical roles who can discuss situation from different perspectives including the vital pooling of information between the team.

Some quotes from Dentists and Dental Staff

“The speaker was passionate about his subject and so inspired me. A very engaging and interesting course much enjoyed and informative.”
“In respect of the atmosphere, it’s a horrible topic to discuss but the trainer managed to keep it light.”
“Dynamic discussions the speaker encouraged free conversation.”
“The interaction section was very good as it got everyone involved.”
“The speaker was engaging and enthusiastic thanks.”
“Talking about the real life cases really bought to life what we were talking about.”
“The practical exercises I found most affective as made you think rather than just listen.”
“Case studies and group work useful as allowed everyone to give their view on things.”

Resources

Child Protection for the Dental Team Level 2
Local Authority Child Protection Numbers
Child Protection Evidence: Systematic Review on Dental Neglect
Improvement in children’s oral health in Wales

 

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