Rapid review on safeguarding to inform the Healthy Child Programme 5 to 19
Public Health England
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Summary of key points 1. The purpose of this rapid review is to update the evidence in relation to safeguarding guidance in the Healthy Child Programme for 5 to 19 year-olds. 2. It synthesises evidence about ‘what works’ in prevention and early intervention as regards child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, intimate partner violence (IPV), female genital mutilation (FGM) and gang violence. 3. Focusing on the period 2006 to 2015, a total of 27 systematic reviews and 9 additional randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are included. 4. Key messages on identifying families in need of additional support, the effective implementation of interventions, and workforce skills and training are also included, as is evidence on the economic aspects of safeguarding.
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