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Safeguarding and Child Protection FAQs

Yes, safeguarding training is both statutory and mandatory in the care industry in the UK. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, requires that all staff working in the care sector receive regular safeguarding training as part of their mandatory training requirements. This includes training on how to identify and report abuse or neglect, how to respond to safeguarding concerns, and how to promote the rights and dignity of individuals receiving care.

In addition, the safeguarding policies and procedures of the care provider must be in line with current legislation and guidance, such as the Care Act 2014 and Working Together to Safeguard Children. The provider must also have a designated safeguarding lead and ensure that all staff are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and how to access support and advice when needed.

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