Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors: A Practical Guide

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Nurses, midwives and health visitors have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. In this clear and invaluable guide, Catherine Powell focuses on the practical aspects of safeguarding and how healthcare professionals should respond to safeguarding children concerns. Key features of the book include: * Setting out the roles and responsibilities of nurses, midwives and health visitors working in a range of settings, including those working primarily with adult clients * Realistic case scenarios of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect, covering infants, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents * Explanations of inter-agency working and the roles of other key players such as children's social care, the police and education services * 'Markers of Good Practice' boxes highlighting lessons for practice. The book covers the full spectrum of safeguarding children work; from prevention and early help through to statutory intervention and serious case review.
New for this expanded Second Edition are: * A new chapter on child sexual exploitation, and more consideration of risks for children online * More detail on the links between domestic violence and abuse and child maltreatment * New 'Child Perspective' boxes to encourage further thought about the voice and role of the child Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors 2e is an essential tool for students and will be invaluable for practicing healthcare staff who face an array of complex and sensitive issues in the field of safeguarding. Reviews of the previous edition: "All nurses have a duty to inform and alert appropriate personnel if they suspect a child has been abused, and to know where they can seek expert advice and support if they have concerns. This comprehensive text providing the link between legislation, policy, research and practice will enable students and practitioners to expand their knowledge and understanding of the key issues involved in safeguarding children and young people."
Fiona Smith, Adviser in Children and Young People's Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, UK "Once again, Catherine Powell has produced a superbly useful text which will prove invaluable to students and health practitioners. The organization and layout is highly user-friendly and it represents an up to the minute guide absolutely rooted in practice. The case studies are an excellent addition and enable the reader to really absorb the concepts within the context of their practice experience. It is first rate." Jan Nelmes, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK
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