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

Published: 30/01/2019
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 intercollegiate document provides a clear framework which identifies the competencies required for all healthcare staff. Levels 1-3 relate to different occupational groups, while level 4 and 5 are related to specific roles. This version of the framework also includes specific detail for chief executives, chairs, board members including executives, non-executives and lay members. This is a web only publication.



This is a web only publication.


Published by the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN.

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