Training resources

As previously stated there are many ways to demonstrate competence in safeguarding children. Below is a list of some of the resources available in Wales and Nationally.

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  • The Safeguarding Children Service (SCS) website has details of useful reference documents to support your role in safeguarding.
  • There are free NHS Wales e-learning level 1 and 2 modules available to all NHS staff. Details on how to access these are available on these SCS web pages, for access outside of Practice visit here.
  • Health Boards and Trusts put on regular training events, often through their Safeguarding Teams. Details should be available on your local Health Board or Trust website.
  • Regional Safeguarding Childrens Boards regularly run training courses, many of which are appropriate. Many of their events are multi-agency which is particularly useful for doctors looking for training at level 3 and above. Details are available on the individual RSCB websites.  

Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Local Safeguarding Children Board

Cwm Taf Safeguarding Children Board

South East Wales Local Safeguarding Children Board

Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board

North Wales Safeguarding Board

  • The RCGP in conjunction with NSPCC has developed a toolkit aimed at training for Primary Care. Toolkit.
  • All of the Royal Colleges should have details on speciality specific training. The RCPCH and RCGP in particular have lots of resources and put on lots of training events.
  • Training sessions are regularly put on by Charities and Voluntary Organisations across Wales. e.g. NSPCC, Children in Wales, e-LFH, Association of Child Protection Professionals.
  • There are numerous other e-learning modules and other opportunities readily available to doctors through sources such as the BMJ, NSPCC  e-Learning for Healthcare.
  • There is another shorter version which you can pay for, discounted for multiple users: safeguarding-level-3-online.
  • A list of all the named doctors and nurses in safeguarding across Wales can be found here.

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