The paramedics' role in safeguarding and protecting children and young people

In the aftermath of well–publicised child abuse cases such as the United Kingdom examples of Baby P and Victoria Climbie governments, communities and professions have begun to question their role in the protection and safeguarding of children and young people. Safeguarding, protection, abuse, neglect and need are all distinctly separate terms within their own right and yet jointly play a part in the safety assurance of children and young people. This article reviews the current literature and investigates a paramedics' role in safeguarding and protecting children and young people. It introduces future research possibilities and raises questions as to the education paramedics currently have in such an emphatic and emotive area of practice.

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