Chapter 13. Quality and Risk Management: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed2 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)3
  1. Wendy Wigley EN(G), RGN, Dip HE Nursing (Child), BSc, RHV, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice Lecturer Public Health Award

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch13

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

How to Cite

Wigley, W. (2008) Quality and Risk Management: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups, in Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners (eds L. Coles and E. Porter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Deputy Award Leader Pre Qualifying Nursing Programme, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

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Keywords:

  • risk/need assessment versus risk management;
  • quality and risk management;
  • need–risk cycle;
  • vulnerability and vulnerable child;
  • need and risk assessment framework;
  • personal child health record (PCHR);
  • principles underpinning assessment process;
  • every child matters (DfES 2003) - the five outcomes;
  • common assessment framework (CAF);
  • public health initiative evaluation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining Risk

  • Risk/Need Assessment versus Risk Management

  • Vulnerability and the Vulnerable Child

  • Managing Risks to Personal Safety: The Lone Worker

  • Vulnerable Children and their Families: The Work of the Public Health Nurse

  • Frameworks for the Assessment of Need and Risk

  • Common Assessment Framework

  • Working in Areas of Deprivation and Poverty as a Practitioner

  • Sure Start: Supporting Families

  • Evaluation of Public Health Initiatives

  • Conclusion

  • References