NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Pharmacy Quality Scheme deadline, or to increase your confidence in helping people with a learning disability, this section provides topic-specific pages that link to current NHS priorities. This section will support you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in order to provide high-quality pharmacy services and be service-ready.

Clinical pharmacy

Our clinical portfolio is expanding on a frequent basis, helping you to advance your knowledge and skills and deliver medicines optimisation in practice for all sectors of pharmacy. From two new focal points a year to our small group learning for hospital pharmacists – Optimise – this section focuses on clinical pharmacy, diseases and therapeutics.

Public health

The public health agenda is embedded in pharmacy, yet topics such as emergency contraception or stop smoking support are as prevalent as ever. As well as our public health workshops, use this section to access a wide range of resources to assure and maintain your competence, all underpinned by the Declaration of Competence system.

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e-learning

Safeguarding children Level 2 (elearning for healthcare)


  • Released: 08/2022
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 0h:35m

The Safeguarding children Level 2 e-learning programme and assessment covers the statutory and mandatory training to meet the learning outcomes in the UK Core Skills Training Framework.

To meet Level 2 safeguarding training and competency, in addition to this Safeguarding children Level 2 programme, you should also complete the following e-learning and assessments:

Please note: The Safeguarding children Level 1 e-learning and assessment programme provided by Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (elfh) hub is accessed by clicking on the ‘Access’ button above. When you reach the elfh webpage, you will need to create an elfh account if you have not already done so. Please be aware that CPPE does not maintain control over the accuracy and currency of this programme.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe what constitutes child maltreatment and be able to identify any signs of child abuse or neglect
  • be able to act as an effective advocate for a child or young person
  • describe the potential impact of the physical and mental health of a parent/carer on the well-being of a child or young person in order to be able to identify a child or young person at risk
  • be able to identify the professional role, responsibilities and professional boundaries and those of colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and in a multi-agency setting
  • explain how and when to refer to social care if safeguarding/child protection is identified as a concern
  • be able to document safeguarding/child protection concerns in a format that informs the relevant staff and agencies appropriately
  • explain how to maintain appropriate records including being able to differentiate between fact and opinion
  • be able to identify the appropriate and relevant information and how to share it with other teams
  • list key statutory and non-statutory guidance and legislation including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights Act
  • describe the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in certain communities, be willing to ask about FGM in the course of taking a routine history, know whom to contact if a child makes a disclosure of impending or completed mutilation, be aware of the signs and symptoms and be able to refer appropriately for further care and support
  • list the risk factors for radicalisation and know whom to contact regarding preventive action and support for those vulnerable young persons who may be at risk of, or are being drawn into, terrorist-related activity
  • be able to identify and refer a child suspected of being a victim of trafficking and/or sexual exploitation.

How to use this programme

You will be entering the elfh hub when you access this programme. If you are new to elfh then you will need to register using the link from CPPE. This creates a link to enable access through the CPPE website.

Once you are returned to the CPPE pages, your registration is complete and you can access the elfh materials immediately.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants