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Conference Programme 2024


Safeguarding in dentistry: principles and practice

18 May 2024
Enhanced CPD Theatre
A , D
Safeguarding in dentistry: principles and practice

Learning Content

All members of the dental team bear the responsibility of ensuring the safety of patients and colleagues. The optimal approach to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults involves dental professionals educating themselves to identify signs of different forms of abuse and raising concerns when necessary, by following their safeguarding policy.

Learning Aims

Enable dental professionals to develop awareness of and recognise signs of different types of abuse - Provide an understanding of dental professionals’ legal responsibilities for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults - Help the dental team understand the importance of effective referral process during a safeguarding incident.

Learning Objectives

Become confident in recognising signs of various types of abuse and the risk factors associated with them - Be compliant with the GDC and CQC requirements regarding safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults - Understand and know what steps to take when raising concerns regarding safeguarding patients and colleagues.
Preetee Hylton, President-Elect - British Association of Dental Nurses