Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults from harm is a requirement taken very seriously by CQC. It is widely accepted that dentists play a crucial role in protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect. Clinicians may be told or notice things that teachers and social workers, for example, may not. As clinicians, you may have access to confidential information that causes you to have concern for the safety or well-being of children.
Safeguarding issues also include confidentiality, learn how to avoid risk and obtain the level of training required for all staff. Sign up for the Safeguarding Module and find what information you need to display in public and staff areas.