Location: Hawkwood, STROUD
Duration: 1 day
Leader: Hilary Percival & Mark Wilson
Frequency: Yearly
Eligibility: Completion of Module 9
CPD: 8 hours
Young boy in treatment room with mother

This day occurs just once a year and is mandatory for those who wish to take the diploma, and must be taken prior to submission of diploma assignments.

Important guidance and workshops are provided on objective reflection in relation to improving patient care; assignment writing, practice visits, and other areas which form an integral part of the Paediatric Diploma are also covered.

Our guest speaker thoroughly covers up to date essentials of safeguarding of children, and there are opportunities to revise the appropriate procedure for a baby exam, and discuss care of infants and children with experienced tutors.

Whilst this day is essential for those who wish to undertake the diploma, it is also a useful revision and update for any osteopath who treats children.

It is expected that you are already treating children in your own practice. A current Enhanced DBS certificate and Safeguarding of Children level 2 or above (or equivalent from the country in which you reside and practice) is required; a copy of which should be supplied to our office.

SCCO Course Providers: All SCCO courses are run by a resident Course Director, who is an Osteopath and a member of the SCCO Faculty. Pathway courses are delivered by SCCO Faculty and may be supported by guest speakers. Short courses are usually delivered by a visiting guest lecturer.  SCCO Faculty members all hold recognised osteopathic qualifications but may not be GOSC registered osteopaths.

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Forthcoming opportunities to take the Diploma Access Day

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

Julie Tagney, Safeguarding Specialist

Prior to qualifying as an osteopath, Julie worked for a number of years in the NHS, alongside children with child protection plans and saw at first hand, both the immediate and long-term effects of the abuse these children suffered. The powerlessness and suffering experienced by these children she found hard to witness and this has largely influenced her role as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate osteopathic students to raise awareness of the role we all have in safeguarding children and complying with the Osteopathic Practice Standards

In her role as Children’s and Maternity clinic tutor in an osteopathic teaching clinic, she also had the opportunity to support students in applying their safeguarding learning to practice with both case studies and in clinical encounters.

As primary health care providers, osteopaths are a vital part of safeguarding children.



What our students say about the Diploma Access Day

“The introduction day gave me a really clear over view of what to expect for the diploma”

“Content was excellent and well presented, relevant to practice, dedicated tutors.”

“Reflective journaling as it enhances my own learning growth. Baby exam as it was very detailed and gives a wonderful routine to follow.”