Working together for child protection in A&E
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Working together for child protection in A&E

Victoria Joughin A&E staff nurse, Llandudno General Hospital, North West Wales NHS Trust

Awareness of the signs of child abuse, procedures to follow when suspicions are aroused and better communication between agencies can help staff prevent a tragedy, says VICTORIA JOUGHIN

There are more than 30,000 children on the child protection register (CPR) (NSPCC 2003) in the UK today, yet these known statistics are only a fraction of the total number of children at risk; most cases of child abuse go unreported (Acosta 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 11, 7, 30-37. doi: 10.7748/en2003.

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