An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education in pre-registration children’s nursing curricula
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An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education in pre-registration children’s nursing curricula

Nadine Littler Postgraduate research student (children and families), University of Cumbria

Aim To explore perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education within pre-registration children’s nursing curricula.

Methods Using a qualitative research method, an online questionnaire was developed and disseminated to pre-registration children’s nursing students to complete via a weblink added to their programme’s virtual learning environment.

Findings This study highlighted the need to integrate other pedagogies in safeguarding education. These include implementing more practical-based workshops such as completing safeguarding referrals to social care and undertaking case vignettes from a multiprofessional perspective.

Conclusion The recommendations from this study for future safeguarding education in pre-registration children’s nursing curricula include incorporating a hybrid experiential learning approach, through problem-solving and simulation-based learning, to bridge the theory-to-practice divide and ensure practitioners are fit for practice.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1041

Citation

Littler N (2018) An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education in pre-registration children’s nursing curricula. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1041

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

Acknowledgement

The author would like to thank all the nursing students who took part, without whom this study would not have been possible

Published online: 21 June 2018

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