Children, Violence and Safeguarding (Level 3) - online

This new one-day course looks at the impact of violence on children and young people and the skills to address safeguarding issues that arise as a result.

Please note: This is a virtual course, facilitated online via Zoom.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available


  • RCPCH member - Trainee and SAS doctor: £105
  • RCPCH member - Consultant: £135
  • Non-RCPCH member: £190 

The course times are in British Summer Time (BST)


In recent years there have been growing concerns around violence that children and young people are being exposed to which can go on to have a long-term impact on their health and wellbeing.  

This course is an opportunity to hear from a variety of experts on the different forms of violence that children and young people are currently facing as well as an opportunity to be in conversation with peers about best practice when  its impact is seen in clinical practice.

The course will also focus on violence between children and young people. 

Course aim

To equip paediatricians with an understanding of how violence (in various forms) impacts on children and young people, leading to safeguarding issues that may be observed in a clinical setting, and the skills to address them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Describe national themes of different forms of violence (such as gender-based violence and gang violence  including where children and young people are perpetrators) which may have safeguarding implications 
  • Recognise signs demonstrating impact of violence in children and young people within the clinical setting
  • Outline how to support children and young people affected by violence including signposting to relevant organisations


  • Paediatric trainees (all levels)
  • SAS and locally employed doctors
  • Consultant paediatricians

Because of the focus on UK  policy and practice, this course is best suited to paediatricians working in the UK.
Please also ensure you are up-to-date with standard safeguarding policies and procedures as these will not be covered in the course.

Technical requirements

  • Windows or Mac computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using:
    • the built-in microphone/speaker
    • a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using:
    • the built-in webcam
    • separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet

Please note you will be required to download Zoom in order to participate fully in this course.