Supporting new named and designated safeguarding 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.

Please note: this course is held online, via Zoom.
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Fully booked



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

Course times:

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July 2022, 09:30-17:00 (British Summer Time)
You must be able to attend both days

A team of some of the country’s leading practitioners in safeguarding, led by, Dr Vicki Walker, Consultant Paediatrician and the Designated doctor for Looked After Children in Nottinghamshire, 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.

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.

Excellent delivery - impressive to keep me engaged for two days online - great to move between large group and small group and to have so many different speakers - brilliant!

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

Excellent course, really important as support for people taking on this role. Really good to see the energy of peers.

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

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

Although I read the specifications of the role of named doctor, the course gave me better understanding and insight into the role. I developed a renewed confidence after the course - don't be afraid to challenge and speak up.