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Violence reduction nurse specialist: what’s involved in the role?

This specialist role, working mainly with young people at risk of or who have experienced violence, demands strong leadership, advocacy and communication skill

This specialist role, working mainly with young people at risk of or who have experienced violence, demands strong leadership, advocacy and communication skills

Violence, in one form or another, is rarely out of the news or our social media feeds.

We have all become used to seeing photos of young people with ‘life cut short’ or ‘stabbed on his way to school’ in the headline. That smiling photo of the young person becomes a moment frozen in time for their friends and family, who may never recover from the loss.

Violence reduction as a public health issue

The homicide rate in England and Wales is one per 100,000 of the population.

Although this

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