It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the young and vulnerable people in society. Are you confident you would recognise the signs and signals that might indicate potential abuse? Would you know what action to take if you suspected abuse?
We have worked with Pharmacy Voice to update our safeguarding portfolio to support you in meeting Level 2 safeguarding status. Our e-learning programme Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: a guide for the pharmacy team supports you in being confident in your actions should you have concerns around the safety or wellbeing of a person. It also includes more current issues such as child sexual exploitation (CSE) and female genital mutilation (FGM). To ensure you meet the Pharmacy Quality Scheme safeguarding gateway criterion, you will need to successfully complete the associated Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: Level 2 assessment.
We have also developed a Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: level 1 assessment which can be accessed by the whole pharmacy team.
This is an emotive subject but having an increased awareness and knowing what to do should these issues arise is important. Child sexual exploitation, spotting the signs is a 15-minute video which presents a series of scenarios involving a young person at risk. The video provides some practical advice on how to act on your concerns.
To help you apply your learning to a face-to-face situation in pharmacy practice we are running a series of workshops. Find out about workshops in your area.
Self-study programmes available as PDFs
Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor
Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures
Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor
Programmes for community pharmacy teams
Self-study guides available as PDFs
Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams
Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself
We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.
Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.
Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.
Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.
Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.