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Safeguarding in general dental practice

Published: 9 April, 2019

The dental team has a statutory duty of care to all patients which includes ensuring that safeguarding arrangements are in place.

Public Health England have published Safeguarding in general dental practice: a toolkit for dental teams, providing an overview of safeguarding by:

  • clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the dental team in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse
  • signposting useful safeguarding resources, including access to free training opportunities
  • outlining the pathways to be followed in cases of concern
  • providing guidance on training requirements



Last updated: 8 April, 2019

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