The NSPCC is urging nurses to call their free Helpline if they are ever uncertain about a child’s welfare.
The NSPCC has stressed the importance of nurses and any group working regularly with children and young people to have a clear child protection procedure to follow if a child discloses abuse.
The NSPCC Helpline’s advisors understand that professionals want to be sure they are acting in the best interests of the child and that it is not always easy to assess a child safeguarding issue. The Helpline’s trained child protection advisors can provide advice about the situation and talk you through the steps you need to take to safeguard the child’s welfare.
Over the next three years the charity plans to grow the Helpline and its ChildLine service through the Child’s Voice Appeal, so that it can protect more children. For further information, or to donate to the Child’s Voice Appeal visit www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk
You can call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, in confidence any time of day or night.