General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) is an independent organisation to help protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. The GMC decidse which doctors are qualified to work in the UK and they oversee medical education and training. They set the standards that must be followed and take action to prevent a doctor putting the safety of patients at risk.


Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking. Children can be groomed online or face-to-face, by a stranger or by someone they know.

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