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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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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...
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Safeguarding children and young people - roles and competencies

To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing and to take effective action as appropriate to their role.
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Safety-netting information following a first seizure without a fever in children and young people

This high quality leaflet gives information to parents and carers of children and young people who have had a first seizure that was not considered to be a ‘febrile convulsion’. We're working on a version for children and young people. We explain why and how we developed this information.
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Sub-specialty training (NTN grid) - application guidance

At Level 3 of training (ST6-8), paediatric trainees may sub-specialise in a specific area of paediatrics. Those who complete an approved programme of sub-specialist training are eligible to enter on the GMC Specialist Register as a Paediatrician with a sub-specialty. This process is also known as th...