Designing an adolescent safeguarding curriculum framework for preregistration nurse education programmes
evidence and practice    

Designing an adolescent safeguarding curriculum framework for preregistration nurse education programmes

Nadine Littler Postgraduate Research Student, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To understand the safeguarding risks young people are exposed to in the wider social context

  • To recognise the need for guidance on safeguarding young people

  • To learn how a curriculum framework could support safeguarding education in preregistration nurse education programmes

Adolescence is a crucial period of transition during which young people are exposed to a range of safeguarding risks in the wider social context. However, it has been identified that the need to safeguard adolescents is less well recognised than the need to safeguard children. Furthermore, there is evidence that child development education provided as part of preregistration nurse education programmes tends to neglect adolescent development. Therefore, there is a need to adopt a life-course approach – which focuses on all stages of child development, including adolescence – and to review child development education to support future nurses in their role in safeguarding young people in practice. This article proposes a curriculum framework for adolescent safeguarding education, outlining a structure to support nurse educators when designing or reviewing preregistration nurse education programmes.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1293

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

nadinelittler@gmail.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Littler N (2020) Designing an adolescent safeguarding curriculum framework for preregistration nurse education programmes. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1293

Published online: 08 June 2020

Want to read more?

Subscribe for unlimited access

Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:

Your subscription package includes:
  • Full access to the website and the online archive
  • Bi-monthly digital edition
  • RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
  • RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
  • 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Subscribe
Already subscribed? Log in

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or
}