As a profession we are ideally placed to identify children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. We all have a responsibility to know the signs of abuse and what to do if we recognise these signs in the course of our practice.
For those who work in community pharmacy, one of the Quality Payment Criteria for 2017/18 is that ‘…80% of registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy have achieved level 2 safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults in the last two years.’
The CPPE e-learning programme - Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team maps to levels 1 and 2 of the intercollegiate document so is an ideal way to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to meet this criteria.
There is a level 2 assessment that pharmacy professionals can complete to prove their competence at this level and a level 1 assessment for support staff to show that they have successfully completed safeguarding training too.
CPPE also offer a Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults face to face workshop that has the advantage of allowing peer discussion and sharing of best practice as well as the opportunity for you to hear from a safeguarding expert from your local area.
The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with any safeguarding issues that may arise in the course of your practice.
Completion of the programme and the associated Level 2 assessment will fulfil the safeguarding requirements at Level 2 for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as required for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme and by the intercollegiate document Safeguarding children and young people.
Completion of the programme and the associated Level 1 assessment will allow pharmacy support staff to prove their competence at Level 1 as required by the intercollegiate document Safeguarding children and young people.
3h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)
Learning Objectives:On completion of all aspects of this learning programmme you should be able to:
Supported by Health Education England (HEE), in association with the Department of Health and NHS England, this short video presents a series of scenarios involving a young person potentially at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and uses the voice of a real-life victim who talks about her experiences at the hands of a CSE gang.
The video provides practical advice on what to do if you suspect a patient or person in your care is at risk and makes it clear that there is a responsibility to report any activity that you think is suspicious.
0h:15m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)
Learning Objectives:After watching this video you should be able to:
FGM resources for healthcare professionals.
This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adult: a guide for the pharmacy team e-learning programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within the programme.
Why should I do this assessment?This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e-learning programme. Successful completion will provide evidence of your learning at Level 1 of the Intercollegiate Document: Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competences for healthcare staff (2019).
This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults – a guide for the pharmacy team programme and assesses you on the learning objectives within that programme.
Why should I do this assessment?This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults – a guide for the pharmacy team programme. Successful completion will be recorded in your My CPPE record and will enable you to complete a CPD entry on the learning. It will also provide evidence of your learning at Level 2 of the Intercollegiate Documents: Safeguarding Children and Young People – Roles and Competences for Healthcare Staff (Fourth edition -2019) and Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff (2018). If you are working towards completing a Declaration of Competence for a pharmacy service, successful completion of this assessment will provide evidence of your learning.
All regulated health and social care professionals in England and Wales, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, now have a mandatory duty to report cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in girls under the age of 18. This learning is to help you understand when this new duty applies, and when to follow existing local safeguarding procedures – and how these obligations fit with our standards.
The Department for Education is responsible for child protection in England. This learning provides policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work.
Increasingly, people with a learning disability will be living in the community and being seen in mainstream NHS services. This programme considers action that those working in mainstream services can take that will support this key element of NHS care.
This programme has been designed to enable you to contribute and respond more effectively to the needs of people with a learning disability, their carers and their support workers, to optimise their medicines and improve their health outcomes.
8h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)
Learning Objectives:On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
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