19: Training and Support

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19.1.1 All doctors should undertake regular safeguarding training and updating appropriate to their role to ensure they are competent to both recognise and act upon safeguarding concerns. Doctors should have an understanding of their role and responsibilities, and those of other professionals and organisations. This is essential for effective multi and interagency collaboration. Agencies are encouraged to enable their staff to participate in training provided on an interagency basis as well as in single agency training provided by the agency itself 619.
19.1.2 The Royal Colleges and other professional bodies jointly published Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff, known as the intercollegiate guidance (ICC) 620. The document describes six levels of competences for all health staff.
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