Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competences for healthcare staff

This is an intercollegiate competency framework for all groups, ranging from non-clinical staff to experts. It provides information on education and training, and role descriptions for named and designated professionals.

The intercollegiate safeguarding competences help all health staff understand their responsibilities in recognising child maltreatment and how to take effective action. All Trusts must have a named doctor and nurse for safeguarding, who will provide advice and expertise for fellow professionals and promote good practice within their organisation.

The Intercollegiate Document will be updated in early 2019.

Other documents

  • Named Doctor for Child Protection - model job description and competences (derived from the complete competency framework)
  • Designated Doctor for Child Protection - model job description and competences (derived from the complete competency framework)
  • Scottish Lead Paediatrician in Child Protection - model job description and competences (derived from the complete competency framework and specific to Scottish child protection system)
  • Scottish Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Child Protection - model job description and competences (derived from the complete competency framework and specific to Scottish child protection system)