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Safeguarding children: every nurse's responsibility

Safeguarding children: every nurse's responsibility

Children's health

Fiona Smith
RSCN RGN Dip Prof BA(Hons) MBA(Health)
Adviser in Children and Young People's Nursing
Royal College of Nursing

Victoria Climbié was just eight years old when she died in 2000, the victim of appalling and sustained abuse. The inquiry into her death revealed no fewer than 12 occasions when local services had the opportunity to protect her and failed to do so.(1) Reviews and inquiries into cases where children have been let down by services often identify similar concerns:

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