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Adult Safeguarding

Level 1: All staff in healthcare settings (includes practice receptionists and non-clinical staff​) – two hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 2: All non-clinical and clinical staff who have regular contact with patients, their families or the public (includes registered nurses and GP practice managers) – three to four hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 3: All healthcare staff involved in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (includes GPs and registered nurses) – Eight hours of training completed over a three year period.

See Downloads at the bottom of the page for guidance documents.

Level one, two and three can be accessed via:

For clinical queries and MASH referrals, see the Adult Safeguarding service page.

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.

 


Prevent

Level 1: all practice staff should complete basic prevent awareness training and level 1 adult-safeguarding e-learning.

Level 1 can be accessed a number of ways, including:

Level 3: all GPs are required to demonstrate level 3 understanding of identifying, responding and working within a multi-agency context in relation to Prevent concerns.

Level 3 can be accessed via:

For clinical queries and MASH referrals, see the Adult Safeguarding service page.

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.

For more information visit NHS England.

 


Child Safeguarding

Covid-19 notice

For any clinical staff who are due a level 3 training update, please log in to e-Learning for Healthcare, and complete the Safeguarding Children Level 3 training modules; this will ensure you are compliant.

Level 1: All non-clinical staff, receptionists and administration staff – two hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 2: All GP Practice Managers/GP Practice Safeguarding Administrators – four hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 3: All clinical staff who work with children, young people, parents/carers (GPs, practice nurses and HCAs) – eight hours of training and learning completed over a three-year period. Clinicians are advised to attend a face-to-face session every two years.

Levels 1 & 2 training can be accessed via an e-learning programme.

This programme must be completed before attending a face-to-face sessions run by the GP safeguarding children leads. 

Level-3 training can be accessed via:

  • Events
  • an independent course/conference (from an approved body)

For clinical queries and referrals, see the Child Safeguarding service page

For designated professional contact details, see the Child Safeguarding topics page.

Please see the Safeguading Adult Roles and Competencies: Guidance for General Practice (Camden) document in Downloads below. 

Please see the Training, Competencies and Development (Islington) document in Downloads below.

 


Information Governance

The IG Toolkit is accessible online and annual IG assessments can be started at any time once the new version is made available by HSCIC.

Each assessment must be completed and published by the GP Practice before 31 March of each year.

Find further information about the practice responsibilities for information governance.

 

Downloads

Safeguarding Adults Roles and Competencies for GP Practices (Camden)

Download PDF, 387.02 KB

Training, Competencies and Development (Islington)

Download PDF, 95.5 KB