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Guidance for spotting deliberate burns

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Health visitors and other nurses who work with children can access new guidance to help them identify the difference between accidental and deliberate burns.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which has produced the guidance, said up to 58 children a day were hospitalised due to deliberate injuries.

Enid Hendry, NSPCC director of training and consultancy, said: ‘Deciding whether a child has been physically abused can be a complex decision.

'Professionals working with children are a vital link in the child protection chain and need the best possible evidence to take the most appropriate action,’ she said.

Click here to download the free guidance.

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