About this event

  • Date and time Wed 18 May 2022 from 9:15am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

This study day is beneficial to clinicians who want to gain knowledge, skills, confidence and interest in the theory and application of child protection. 

Aimed at Level 2 trainees, it will cover key competencies from our progress curriculum, with delegates by the end of the conference meeting the requirements of level 3 child safeguarding training.

We aim to enthuse interest and update trainees about current issues in safeguarding and meet the core paediatric curriculum requirements.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the health needs of looked after children
  • Know about the adoption and fostering system
  • Understand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Recognise when families are distressed or in need of early support
  • Understand the process of safeguarding including strategy meetings and Initial Child Protection Conferences
  • Understand the process of conducting CP medicals, including consent and parental responsibility
  • Know about indications for investigations in safeguarding including skeletal survey and blood tests
  • Know about child sexual abuse and the system of assessment and follow-up 
  • Know about forensic assessment in child abuse including chain of evidence

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Johanna Reed, Paediatric Registrar, Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Heath, Dr Sarah Rodrigues, Paediatric Registrar, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Thushara Latha Perumal, Paediatrics Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Session 1

Dr Thushara Perumal, Dr Sarah Rodrigues and Dr Johanna Reed

Looked after children

Dr Allison Ward, Consultant Paediatrician, Camden Integrated Service for Children and Dr Emma Sunderland, Specialty Trainee Year 7, General Paediatrics

Investigation of bruising in NAI

Dr Tina Biss, Consultant Haematologist, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Dr Johanna Reed, Dr Sarah Rodrigues and Dr Thushara Perumal

Child sexual abuse

Dr Alice Monfrinoli, Consultant Paediatrician, The Havens, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Child modern slavery and human trafficking: A global and local threat to child health

Dr Sarah Boutros, Paediatric Registrar, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Dr Laura Wood, Paediatrician, Child and Family Modern Slavery Lead, VITA: Advancing the Health Response to Modern Slavery 


Session 3: Workshops

Dr Johanna Reed, Dr Sarah Rodrigues and Dr Thushara Perumal

Child protection medicals

Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell, Consultant Paediatrician, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Lighthouse

Child protection in the emergency department

Dr Hannah Jacob, Consultant Paediatrician, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Child protection meetings, legal process and female genital mutilation

Dr Sakaria Ali, Consultant Paediatrician, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Dr Johanna Reed, Dr Sarah Rodrigues and Dr Thushara Perumal

Writing a good court report and attendance in court

Dr Sarah Thurlbeck, Former Named Doctor for Child Safeguarding and Consultant Paediatrician, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Safeguarding SPIN

Dr Johanna Reed, Dr Sarah Boutros and Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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