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The Role of Independent Chair of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) project update: letter from Hilary Garratt

This letter from Hilary Garratt, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, asks for professional support from Independent Chairs of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)  to support the roll out of Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) across the local community.

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Developing a safeguarding application to provide a direct point of access for frontline healthcare staff to the local authority

Leading Change The Patient Experience and Quality Manager for NHS England – Midlands and East identified unwarranted variation in the provision of consistent guidance for managing safeguarding concerns, for frontline healthcare staff. The Patient Experience and Quality Manager, and a nurse-led reference group, successfully rolled out an application (app), initially across the East region but […]

Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) using smartcards

Leading change The Deputy Chief Nurse responsible for safeguarding and harm-free care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) identified an opportunity to use new digital technology to introduce electronic Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP–IS) to the Trust. The process is quicker and more efficient. Any child with particular safeguarding needs can be […]

The crucial role of the NHS in safeguarding against child sexual exploitation

The profile of child sexual exploitation has recently been raised through a series of tragic and shocking cases. It is a form of child abuse that has only been fully recognised in recent years. The issue has gone from being largely hidden and rarely acknowledged to the subject of significant media and political attention and […]

A new partnership for our most vulnerable children and young people

Today’s publication of the new Children and Young People Secure Estate National Partnership Agreement ensures that there is a more fully integrated approach to the commissioning and delivery of excellent health services for some of the most vulnerable people in the community. NHS England’s Director of Health & Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services […]

Physical Health Checks for people with Severe Mental Illness

Physical health checks for people with severe mental illness (SMI) Background The CCG data collection for people with SMI receiving a full physical health check data contains information on the number of people on the General Practice SMI register at the end of each quarter, and of these how many received a comprehensive physical health […]

Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times

Background The Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder (CYP ED) Waiting Times data contains information on the number of children and young people who have accessed, or are waiting for treatment following a routine or urgent referral for a suspected eating disorder. The Mental Health Services dataset (MHSDS) included data regarding children and young […]

Looked After Children Clinical Reference Group

The Looked After Children’s Clinical Reference Group (LAC-CRG) is a sub-group of the National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG). The group has representation from across all of the NHS regions and key partner groups such as Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, National Network of Designated Health professionals and Coram Baaf. […]