Supporting new named and designated paediatricians (Level 4/5) – online two day course

This two day online event, and accompanying pre-course eLearning package, covers a range of key and hot topics relevant to new named and designated paediatricians, in line with the competencies set out in the Intercollegiate Document.

A team of some of the country’s leading practitioners in safeguarding, led by the College’s Assistant Officer for Safeguarding, Dr Gayle Hann, will deliver sessions covering key responsibilities, with a focus on practical problem solving through facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences, as well as introducing current topics relevant to safeguarding and child protection.
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Spaces available

RCPCH Members – £450
RCPCH Non-members – £600


You need to be able to attend both course days, 15 and 16 July 2021.

Course aim:

The course aims to equip new named and designated paediatricians with a comprehensive understanding of their role and develop the skills needed to fulfil their wide-ranging responsibilities as safeguarding leads in both their organisations and the multi-agency arena.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the different responsibilities of your role as a named or designated paediatrician and the key agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection
  • Integrate lessons learned from case reviews and the latest research evidence into local safeguarding and child protection practice
  • Support colleagues in managing complex clinical cases via professional development processes including supervision and peer review
  • Identify and plan for the training needs of those within your jurisdiction
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with your multi-agency colleagues
  • Use evidence to create a compelling case for safeguarding and child protection relevant to the changing needs of your local population

The speakers were all experts in their fields and very knowledgeable. The discussion generated was invaluable.

Target audience:

  • New named and designated paediatricians (up to three years in post) 

Course requirements:

Pre-course eLearning

Participants will be given access and required to complete the Supporting named and designated professionals eLearning package.
The modules will include:

  • Service provision
  • Multiagency working
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Educational training
  • Professional development

These modules are currently in development and will be made available to delegates from mid-June.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it to colleagues. The content was varied and the speakers were all interesting, knowledgeable and inspirational. The facilitated group discussions also worked well.