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Adult Safeguarding

Level 1: All staff in healthcare settings (includes practice receptionists and non-clinical staff​): Two hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 2: All non-clinical and clinical staff who have regular contact with patients, their families or the public (includes registered nurses and GP practice managers): Three to four hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 3: All healthcare staff involved in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (includes GPs and registered nurses): Eight hours of training completed over a three-year period.

Level one, two and three can be accessed via:

See Downloads at the bottom of the page for borough-specific guidance documents.

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.


Prevent

Level 1: all practice staff should complete basic Prevent awareness training and Level 1 Adult Safeguarding e-learning.

Level 1 can be accessed a number of ways, including:

Level 3: all GPs are required to demonstrate Level 3 understanding of identifying, responding and working within a multi-agency context in relation to Prevent concerns.

Level 3 can be accessed via:

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.

For more information, visit NHS England.


Child Safeguarding

Covid-19 notice

For any clinical staff who are due a Level 3 training update, please log in to e-Learning for Healthcare and complete the Safeguarding Children Level 3 training modules; this will ensure that you are compliant.

Level 1: All non-clinical staff, receptionists and administration staff: Two hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 2: All GP practice managers/GP practice safeguarding administrators: Four hours of training completed over a three year period.

Level 3: All clinical staff who work with children, young people, parents and carers (GPs, practice nurses and HCAs): Eight hours of training and learning completed over a three year period. Clinicians are advised to attend a face-to-face session every two years.

Levels 1 & 2 training can be accessed via an e-Learning for Healthcare programme. This programme must be completed before attending a face-to-face session run by the GP safeguarding children leads. 

Level 3 training can be accessed via:

  • events
  • an independent course/conference (from an approved body).

See Downloads at the bottom of the page for borough-specific guidance documents.

For designated professional contact details, see the Child Safeguarding topic page.


Information Governance

The Information Governance (IG) Toolkit is accessible online, and annual IG assessments can be started at any time once the new version is made available by HSCIC.

Each assessment must be completed and published by the GP Practice before 31 March of each year.

More information can be found on the Information Governance page.

Downloads

Primary Care Adult Safeguarding Training Requirements 2020-21 (Barnet)

Download PDF, 688.95 KB

Safeguarding Adults Roles and Competencies for GP Practices (Camden)

Download PDF, 387.02 KB

Training, Competencies and Development (Islington)

Download PDF, 95.5 KB

Review date: Monday, 31 October 2022