Resources to help dental professionals recognise the importance of understanding safeguarding issues, roles and responsibilities for dental teams, and signposting training and pathways to be followed if concerned.

NHS England

My guide apps – Safeguarding

Mobile access on up to date guidance and contact information for Local Authority safeguarding partners – available for download via Apple iOS and Google Play


Safeguarding in general dental practice

Toolkit for dental teams



Advice for members of the dental team where they may identify the signs of abuse or neglect or hear something that causes them concern

e-Learning for Health

Statutory and Mandatory Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2 and Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2


Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff

Intercollegiate document sets out minimum training requirements with education and training principles


Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff

Intercollegiate document sets out minimum training requirements along education and training principles


General Dental Council Standards for the dental team (September 2013)

Standards of conduct, performance and ethics that govern dental professionals


Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Procedures Manual

Digital Procedures Manual for the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Children Partnerships



How we are working together to help protect children, young people and adults in all communities

GM Safeguarding in Dentistry group

Dental Safeguarding Self-assessment Tool

For dental practices to evidence their commitment to quality improvement