Health visitor diaries: harrowing disclosures and safeguarding in a sector beset by cuts
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Health visitor diaries: harrowing disclosures and safeguarding in a sector beset by cuts

Two health visitors’ accounts of a challenging and rewarding day working with vulnerable families

Health visiting services have been under more pressure than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, with staff facing a huge backlog of work that involves prioritising the most vulnerable families. These challenges are taking place against a backdrop of reduced staff numbers: financial cuts to councils have led to a 31% reduction in the number of health visitors in England in the past seven years.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 6, 11-13. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.6.11.s4

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