Child protection, or safeguarding as it is now more broadly termed, is of paramount importance to all health (and non-health) professionals involved in the care of children. I list here some seminal publications which many of us need to refer to in our everyday practice. Please note that local safeguarding boards (LSCB) have a statutory requirement to train staff who are working with children in their borough. The local council houses the LSCB information and each one has a comprehensive, rolling training programme which is free to most learners. Learning is inter-professional which can be quite an eye-opener in itself. Most of the monthly Paediatric Pearls newsletters have a text box devoted to safeguarding with links to further training opportunities.
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Page last updated: 25th May 2014