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  1. Named Nurse Presentation National Forum 13th January 2011 Insert name of presentation on Master Slide Presenter: Kate McDonald

  2. Safeguarding Children and Public Health In 1999 WHO recognised child abuse as a major threat to public health impairing the health and welfare of adults as well as children The long-term consequences for children who have been abused may be: • Emotional and psychological problems e.g. self harm, depression, eating disorders, suicide • Alcohol & drug dependency • Physical effects • Sexual health issues

  3. How many children are affected in Wales? • In 2009 32% of children were living in poverty in Wales (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) • Up to 1.4 million children in UK have parents with substance misuse problems • In 2009 Welsh Women’s Aid supported 2,500 children affected by Domestic Abuse in Wales • In 2010 2,750 children were on child protection registers in Wales, 1,995 under 9 years old Shouldn’t we know how to help them?

  4. Healthcare Standard 11 Organisations and services promote and protect the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults by: a) conforming to legislation and guidance; b) ensuring effective multi-agency working and co-operation; c) training and supporting staff to recognise and act on issues and concerns, including sharing of information; and d) sharing good practice and learning. ...as well as Children Act 2004 section 28

  5. Policy Development • Safeguarding Children Strategy • Training Strategy • Risk Assessment Tools - Project - Partnership - Sexual exploitation • Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedure • Professional Abuse Policy • Handbook All on Named Nurse webpage

  6. Training • Mandatory, every 3 years • Most staff need level 2, Trust Board have been trained BUT • TNA showed compliance level of 27%, with 857 out 0f 1200 having NEVER completed this training • Attendance is very poor • E Learning

  7. Risks For children: • Untrained staff • Unchecked staff • Projects not risk-assessed ...and for Public Health Wales

  8. Challenges • Size of Wales • Numbers of staff • Scope of Public Health Wales • Culture of organisation • Only one person

  9. This week alone... Colin Blanchard Anthony and Morag Jordan Rochdale Arrests Child protection is everybody’s business Paul Wilson Mohammed Liaqat and AbidSaddique