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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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Parliamentary panel - guidance for panel members

Thank you for agreeing to be a parliamentary spokesperson for us. This guidance tells you about the lobbying and campaigning work of the RCPCH, what it means to be a member of the Parliamentary Panel and gives you guidance and tips for speaking to parliamentarians across the UK. This information is ...
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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.