Adult Safeguarding Training

Click here for information regarding levels of training required for members of staff within your practice and resources to access training (including induction) For more information see: ‘Adult Safeguarding – Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff’, August 2018 (RCN) RCGP Supplementary Guide to safeguarding training requirements for all primary care […]

Child Safeguarding Training

The Minimum Training Requirements Level 1:   All staff including non-clinical managers and staff working within health care settings; volunteers Level 2:   Minimum level required for non-clinical and clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and /or parents/carers Level 3:   Clinical staff working with children, […]

Child Sexual Exploitation

What to do if you are concerned about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Kent has launched a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation called Operation Willow If you have concerns about a child or young person whom you believe is at risk of sexual exploitation you can call Kent […]

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

From May 2020 new legislation around Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty will come into force. Click here for more information Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Newsletter DoLS and LPS comparison table . Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – important changes April 2017 From Monday 3 April 2017 coroners will no longer have […]

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

This new, free, twelve session group programme for men aims to explore and address abusive and controlling behaviour within heterosexual intimate relationships. The group will increase awareness of the effects of behaviour on partners and children, whilst developing the skills needed to reduce harm and maintain respectful relationships The first group […]

Domestic Abuse Phone Apps

DASH The Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment (DASH) app has been developed to enable members of the public to seek help for themselves and others. This may be useful when helping signpost victims, family members and friends to support services The app provides comprehensive advice and signposting to agencies for: […]

Domestic Abuse Support Services

Click here to access the Kent Domestic Abuse support website A holistic range of support services is delivered by providers covering the following geographical locations: Ashford &  Canterbury & Districts – Rising Sun Domestic Abuse and Violence Services | 01227 452852 | | Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone & Swale Districts […]

Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)

 General InfoTragically, people sometimes die as a result of domestic abuse.  When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must conduct a multi-agency review of what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed to reduce the risk of it happening again in […]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

From the 31st October 2015, regulated professionals in health and social care and teachers in England and Wales have a duty to report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s, which they identify in the course of their professional work, to the police. A failure to report the discovery could […]