One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on the lives of people they care for. This intercollegiate document has been designed to guide professionals and the teams they work with to identify the competencies they need in order to support individuals to receive personalised and culturally sensitive safeguarding. It sets out minimum training requirements along with education and training principles.
Position statement clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Nurse for Looked After Children and the Named Nurse for Looked After Children.
This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.
Designed to support RCN members engaged in service redesign, this publication will help identify issues and mitigate against risks.
Toolkit providing a simple, practical way to explore nursing staff levels on older people's wards, or wards where the large majority of patients are older people, and to determine whether they meet the RCN recommendations for safe care.
Visual accompaniment to Safe staffing for older people's wards: An RCN toolkit (004301).
Report builds on the existing RCN guidance and the series of recommendations published earlier this year to address issues such as diluted skill-mix on older people's wards.
Report setting out the range of different factors that influence the total demand for staff and highlights the variety of methods for planning or reviewing staffing levels.
Briefing about the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).