We've developed Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 1 e-assessment for pharmacy support staff. Completion of this assessment will prove your competence at Level 1 of the intercollegiate document: Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff (March 2014).
Before attempting the assessment, we recommend that you work through our e-learning programme Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team.
The e-learning programme supports you to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to identify and effectively handle any safeguarding concern should one arise in the course of your practice. This includes suspected victims of child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation as well as those at risk of radicalisation. This programme has been developed to map to levels 1 and 2 of the intercollegiate document: Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff (March 2014).
Our Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 2 e-assessment is available for GPhC registered pharmacy professionals.
All pharmacy staff who come into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults have a responsibility to safeguard. You should know what to do if you have concerns about safeguarding issues. Pharmacy support staff are required to meet Level 1 competences, while GPhC registered pharmacy professionals are required to meet the Level 2 competences (and some with more specialist roles will also be required to meet Level 3 competences).