Delivering safeguarding for children and young people is crucial for health professionals in primary care. The toolkit is a series of practical workbooks for GPs and the primary healthcare team to recognise when a child, under the age of 18, may be at risk of abuse. The toolkit is available for download in PDF format.
Safeguarding Children and Young People [PDF]
This complete publication explains how GPs and health professionals play key roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Quick Essentials for GPs [PDF]
This section of the toolkit looks at the role GP play in safeguarding and protecting children from abuse and neglect. It focuses on defining the terms child safeguarding and child protection, and looks at the policy and legislation in the United Kingdom.
Section 1 Introducing the Toolkit
Section 2 of the toolkit advises that good practice organisation ensures high quality of care and focuses on how to deliver it.
Section 2 Practice organisation [PDF]
Section 3 of the toolkit provides information for general practice when there is a need to work with other agencies. There is a focus on information sharing and referrals.
Section 3 Working together with other Agencies including Courts
Section 4 focuses on how preventing child maltreatment depends on early recognition of risk factors and warning signs. These signs may be well hidden, subtle and easily missed in the ten minute consultation.
Section 4 Recognition, Presentation and Prevention of Child Maltreatment in Primary Care
Section 5 of the toolkit looks at risks within the family, and how to be alert to domestic abuse, parental mental health, substance abuse and early trauma.
Section 5 Parent, Carer and Family Risk
Section 6 of the Toolkit focuses on the impact of communicating and working with families.
Section 6 Communication with children and families
Section 7 of the Toolkit focuses on improving the health of looked after children, young people leaving care and private fostering.
Section 7 Looked After Children (LAC)
Section 8 of the Toolkit focuses on child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.
Section 8 Sexual Violence Against Children and Young People
Section 9 of the Toolkit focuses on children and social media, gang abuse, trafficking, radicalisation as a form of abuse and hidden children.
Section 9 Children in Special Circumstances
Section 10 of the Toolkit focuses on case reviews between vulnerable children and family meetings, series incident and root causes analysis, the child protection review and the child death review.
Section 10 Case Reviews
Section 11 of the Toolkit focuses on commissioning child safeguarding in the NHS, and looks at case history.
Section 11 Commissioning Child Safeguarding in the NHS
Section 12 focuses on adult survivors and disclosures of historical abuse.
Section 12 Adult Survivors and Disclosures of Historical Abuse
Section 13 References
The downloadable tools offer practical advice and provide the user with a range of resources to adapt to their own practice requirements as well as frameworks developed by other organisations to aid diagnosis and decision making. All of the tools are available for download in PDF format.
Tool 1 Tips for Writing Practice Policies and Procedures
Tool 2 Specimen Safeguarding Policy for General Practice
Tool 3 Recommended Codes
Tool 4 Record Keeping Exercise for clinicians
Tool 5 Safeguarding Children Self-Assessment Tool
Tool 6 Reflective Tools
Tool 7 Specimen report for Section 47 Reports and Case Conferences
Tool 8 Specimen From for Child Registration
Tool 9 Specimen form for vulnerable child leaving Practice
Tool 10 Named Safeguarding Children GP Skills, Competences and Role Description
Tool 11a Early Years Child Development
Tool 11 Important Milestones in Child Development
Tool 12 Information Sharing Poster
Tool 13 ChildSafe Trigger Tool
Tool 14 Health Visitor Safer Tool
Tool 15 Responding to Domestic Abuse, Guidance for General Practices
Tool 16 Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment Tool for Names Safeguarding GPs
Tool 17 MARAC Toolkit
Tool 18 Brook Traffic Light Tool
Tool 19 Spotting the Signs of Sexual Exploitation: The BASHH pro forma
Munro Report, click here for more information.
Find out what the Royal College of General Practitioners is doing in regards to Child and Adolescent Health here.
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