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Female genital mutilation (FGM) - resources

FGM is a collective term for a range of procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM, and taking a child abroad for the purpose of FGM, is child abuse. It is illegal in the UK and is a vio...
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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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Peer review in safeguarding

It is a core competency for all clinical staff working with children to undertake regularly documented reviews of practice, including peer review. This page provides guidance for the peer review process in safeguarding.
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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.