Information sharing and child protection guidance for health professionals are to be overhauled after current guidance has been found to be confusing. A new Statutory code is due to published in May 2013 following a review by Dame Fiona Caldicott.
 The new code is expected to give clearer guidance on information sharing and patient confidentiality to ensure the safeguarding of…

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Recent allegations made in relation to child protection issues in care homes in North Wales have led to a senior conservative politican being named online as being involved. However, the individual responsible for naming him has today said that it was a case of mistaken identity. He had originally identified a man to police in…

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Labour party leader, Ed Milliband, has today called for a wide-reaching inquiry covering the BBC, the NHS and Broadmore secure hospital following recent allegations about an ex-presenter of BBC Television Children’s programmes including Jim’ll Fix It and Top Of The Pops. Deputy Labour party leader, Harriet Harman has said that lessons must be learned from…

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Back in the 1970s, I remember being given A4 sheets to colour in, one of which depicted a wolf holding a bag of sweets out to a young girl dressed in a red cloak (reminding me of the story of little red riding hood, of course). The heading on the sheet was “Don’t talk to…

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