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Type and Title of Submission
Using new NICE guidelines on child maltreatment in safeguarding children trainingDescription:
The new guidelines on recognising child maltreatment were published in July 2009. We have used them to create a training exercise during level 2 safeguarding children courses. They will enable clinicians to assess their knowledge base around identification of cases of child abuse and enhance information sharing and subsequent referrals to social care.Category:
ClinicalDoes the submission relate to the general implementation of all NICE guidance?
NoDoes the submission relate to the implementation of a specific piece of NICE guidance?
YesFull title of NICE guidance:
CG89 - When to suspect child maltreatmentCategory(s) that most closely reflects the nature of the submission:
Description of submission
The aim of the implementation is to improve practitioners skills and knowledge in accurately identifying cases of child abuse.Objectives
1. For the safeguarding children training team to deliver high quality learning and professional development to staff 2. All clinical staff to understand what is meant by safeguarding children and young people specifically in identifying child maltreatment 3.T o improve sharing of relevant information in order to intervene early in a child's life and effect better interagency support to parents and improve children's outcomesContext
Prior to this implementation training materials in use had relied on historic examples of maltreatment of children. The NICE guidleines enable the team to draw on up to date research around the nature of maltreatment and how to be specific in assessing this. The team aim to improve delivery of training and keep a sharp focus on the detail of assessments made in clinical practice. The NICE guidelines will be useful in developing more critical case study and scenario examples to aid clinician's learning.Methods
1. The training materials will be used in forthcoming courses and evaluation taken from staff before and after training to measure their deepened understanding of child maltreatment. 2.The training team will assess the quality of training by examining case records and taking feedback from clinical supervision sessions about clinician's levels of understanding about child maltreatment in their responses to assessment and subsequent referrals made.Results and evaluation
The monitoring and evaluation will be as described above. Evaluation and feedback from practitioners following training and reflection with colleagues in social care will be used to examine the quality of recorded assessments and onward referrals.Key learning points
Clinician's welcome the chance to look closely at up to date and relevant research in the area of child maltreatment. The training team welcome the detail afforded by the NICE guidelines to be explicit in discussing exactly what child maltreatment looks like and therefore making accurate assessments of need for intervention.
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|Job Title:||Specialist Practitioner Safeguarding Children|
|Organisation:||Portsmouth City teaching Primary Care Trust|
|Address:||Somerstown Health Centre, Blackfriars Close|
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