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Safeguarding: recognition of child maltreatment

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module is aimed at supporting nurses to develop confidence in their child protection role, even if they do not work directly with children. It describes the different types of child maltreatment, the risk factors and potential consequences. The nurse's role in recognising and responding to suspected child maltreatment is discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Julie Taylor, Professor of Child Protection, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, England.
Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Reader in Nursing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.


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