Developing a structured approach to safeguarding education
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Developing a structured approach to safeguarding education

Julie McGarry Associate professor, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, England
Charley Baker Baker Assistant professor, and academic lead for safeguarding, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, England
Claire Wilson Assistant professor, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, England
Anne Felton Assistant professor, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, Nottingham, England

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children is a legal requirement and is essential in nursing and healthcare practice. This article describes the development and establishment of a structured approach to safeguarding education and student support in one pre-registration nursing programme in the UK. This approach involved the development of an academic safeguarding lead role, extensive curriculum development, and implementation of policies and procedures for raising and escalating concerns. The authors suggest that this integrative and comprehensive model should be used in all higher education institutions providing nurse education.

Nursing Standard. 30, 14,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.14.44.s45

Correspondence

Julie.Mcgarry@nottingham.ac.uk

Peer review

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Received: 01 March 2015

Accepted: 07 July 2015