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Looked after children (LAC)

This term typically denotes children cared for by Government, though exact definitions vary between the four nations. More than 93,000 children in the UK are in care, 70,000 in England. Most are taken into care over fears of abuse or neglect. They are vulnerable to health inequalities, and exhibit s...
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Patient safety - resources

Patient safety, like child protection, is everyone’s business. The RCPCH supports, educates and develops paediatricians, and the wider child health workforce and services, to deliver high quality safe care for infants, children and young people.
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Professional ethics and law resources

​Paediatricians and other clinicians often have to take very difficult decisions while acting in strict accordance with the law and with sensitivity towards the customs and beliefs practiced by their patients and their patients' families. These resources are intended to support the training and crit...
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S.A.F.E. Toolkit Module 4 - Team perspectives

S.A.F.E teams have shown how the huddle can enable healthcare professionals to communicate effectively, and recognise and respond to the deteriorating child in a timely way. Once the intervention has been implemented, teams have also evaluated their work. This has allowed them to evidence the succes...