Safeguarding: Publications

  • 10 Dec 2019

    Female Genital Mutilation

    Publication Code : 007 833

    This comprehensive guidance considers many aspects of FGM from its history to contemporary socio-cultural, legal and clinical components to aid raising awareness and improving the quality of care to those who have been adversely affected by FGM. Replaces 005 447.  

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff

    Publication Code : 007 366

    To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing, and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. This is a web only publication.

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff

    Publication Code : 007 069

    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.

  • 2 Nov 2015

    Role of the Designated Nurse for Looked After Children and Named Nurse for Looked After Children in England

    Publication Code : 005399

    Position statement clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Nurse for Looked After Children and the Named Nurse for Looked After Children.

  • 9 Jan 2014

    An RCN toolkit for school nurses

    Publication Code : 003223 ISBN : 9781910066225

    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.

  • 28 Apr 2011

    Guidance on safe nurse staffing levels in the UK

    Publication Code : 003860 ISBN : 9781906633608

    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.