Safeguarding the vulnerable is now more important than ever
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Safeguarding the vulnerable is now more important than ever

Wendy Johnson Associate director of safeguarding, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

Nurses need to ask service users the right questions and pick up early signs if they are at risk – especially during COVID-19 lockdowns

For most, home is a place of kindness and safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been making the most of working from home, homeschooling, and enjoying prolonged family time. However, imagine a scenario where working and schooling at home has taken place in an environment of fear and violence, where someone has no way of escaping their perpetrator and is unable to access help. This is likely to have been the reality for some of your service users – whether you know it or not.

Learning Disability Practice. 24, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/ldp.24.4.12.s4

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