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Safeguarding Overview course for Dietitians

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30 minutes
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This safeguarding session will help you decide what level of child protection training you need and how you can get this training.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Establish what level of safeguarding and child protection training you or anyone in your team needs
  • Describe what safeguarding and child protection training options are available and how to access them
  • Reflect on how these might fit in with your own individual personal learning plan

The intercollegiate document ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People: roles and competences for health care staff’ sets out minimum training requirements. Some employers may require staff groups to be trained to a higher level than described in the document to better fulfil their organisational intent and purpose.

Instructors / Speakers
Andrea Goddard,
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Andrea Goddard is a consultant paediatrician at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and clinical lead for child protection at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London and Designated Doctor for Child Protection for NHS Westminster and Lead Paediatrician for the three London Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

Her interest in social paediatrics and child maltreatment is complemented by an interest in adolescent health and child rights.

Peter Sidebotham,
Consultant Paediatrician (Retired)

Peter Sidebotham was a Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Professor of Child Health at the University of Warwick. He was the designated doctor for safeguarding for Warwickshire PCT since retired.

Dr Sidebotham trained in General and Community Paediatrics and he has been influential in establishing child protection systems and child death review in Bristol and Warwickshire, as well as sitting on the college child protection standing committee, and other regional and national bodies.

His PhD, looking at child abuse in the ALSPAC cohort study is one of the largest UK studies of risk factors for maltreatment. He has gone on to undertake research in child protection and child deaths leading to several influential papers and a book on unexpected death in childhood. He has led the development of a range of training materials and courses including National Training on Child Death Review, Safeguarding Training for Dentists, Court Skills for Paediatricians and the University of Warwick MSc in Child Health. He is on the editorial boards for Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Abuse Review.

Dr Sidebotham is part of the national panel for safeguarding practice reviews.

Safeguarding Overview course for Dietitians
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
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Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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