This is an interactive, skills based course running over two days, and is designed for senior clinicians who are involved in child protection work. The course was previously run for many years at the City Hospital Birmingham. It is desirable that applicants possess prior child protection training, such as ALSG/RCPCH Level 1 (recognition and response) and Local Safeguarding Children Board Level 2 (multi-agency). The trainers are Senior Paediatricians/Radiologists experienced in child protection work.
The course aims to provide doctors with:
an understanding of the social and legal framework around child protection, current issues and the role of doctors within it, including consent and confidentiality issues
the opportunity to study how child protection work varies from other aspects of clinical practice
an understanding of the mechanisms of injuries and the assessments and investigations required
an understanding of the key principles of child sexual abuse examination
the opportunity to develop skills in writing medical reports and witness statements with an emphasis on opinion formulation - there is pre-course work to facilitate this
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for Consultants, Specialist Paediatric Trainees, SASG doctors and Forensic Medical examiners.
Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Is this course accredited?
RCPCH has approved this activity for 12 CPD credits
Fee includes lunch and refreshments on both days of the course.
How to Apply
Register for this course using a debit / credit card at our online shop.
Please contact the Centre for Professional Development for more information:
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8606 / 8607 / 8608