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Poster points the way for nurses to tackle trafficking

Campaign aims to help victims of sexual exploitation self-identify and seek support

Campaign aims to help victims of sexual exploitation self-identify and seek support

If asked about the exposure of the health sector to criminality, most people would picture paramedics in the field or busy emergency departments. Few would consider a role for healthcare workers in preventing further crime.

But because health professionals, particularly registered nurses, interact with members of the public they are ideally placed to engage with patients and help safeguard people in vulnerable situations and identify those at risk of exploitation.

By recognising the early indicators of sexual exploitation, nurses can help those at risk and ensure they get the help and support they need, potentially preventing crime before it occurs.

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