Fall in nurses is risk to kids

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN are be­ing put at risk by a de­crease in school nurses, a union has warned.

The medics play a key role in sex and re­la­tion­ships ed­u­ca­tion, and safe­guard­ing young­sters against sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and abuse, says the Royal Col­lege of Nurs­ing.

Eng­land has 14% fewer school nurses now than in 2010, NHS fig­ures show.

Fiona Smith, of the RCN, said: “School nurses pro­tect the most vul­ner­a­ble.

“The Gov­ern­ment should be pri­ori­tis­ing this ex­per­tise, not cut­ting the roles when we need them most.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.