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Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3 Initial Training

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Initial Safeguarding Children Training (Level 3) for Primary Care Staff

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Please register for both sessions: 24.11.21 and the 01.12.21

Two x 2 ½ hr virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams for all level 3 practice staff requiring initial level 3 safeguarding children training as per Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff 2019.

Initial training refers to the first time that a professional is in a role that requires Level 3 child safeguarding training. The timeframe for this initial training should not exceed a 12-month period from commencing in post.

This training is 5 hours of participatory learning. Guidance states that 16 hours of level 3 training is required for competence with 50% being participatory. The additional required hours can be acquired by accessing further Level 3 safeguarding training such as our ‘Hot topics’ sessions; e-learning, and completing further reading around the safeguarding subjects. It is the individual's responsibility to complete the required hours.


• To give participants the opportunity to identify and act upon areas of concern which may impact on the welfare and safety of children

• To give participants an increased understanding of the Child Safeguarding process and their role within that process


• Recognise what constitutes a child safeguarding “concern”

• Importance of maintaining a child focus

• Identify the roles and responsibilities of other agencies

• Have an awareness of holistic assessment and good documentation

• Identify adult behaviour which may have a negative effect on the welfare of children

• Identify those professionals to be consulted for support and advice

• Recognise the role of health staff in multi-agency information sharing and decision making at all stages in the safeguarding process

• Have a clear understanding of the safeguarding conference processes

If you have any general questions about the training you can contact the Primary Care Safeguarding team directly via


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