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Safeguarding crisis: how underinvestment impacts school nurses

Disinvestment, complex mental health issues and rising demand leaves school nurses feeling distressed about their inability to safeguard and protect children

Disinvestment, complex mental health issues and rising demand leaves school nurses feeling distressed about their inability to safeguard and protect children

School nurses’ role in safeguarding and child protection is critical, yet the workforce is in dire need of reinvestment to help us support those children most in need.

As postgraduate specialist community public health nurses, we are experts who provide valuable, confidential services to children, young people and families. Our input can be life-saving.

It was harrowing to read news reports about the tragic death of seven-year-old Hakeem Hussain, who was found dead

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