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#TurnOffTheTaps – Health Visitors: No more goodbyes

29th September 2021

We are delighted to publish a Voices blog today, written by Dr Peter Green, Chair of The National Network of Designated Healthcare Professionals for Safeguarding,

Peter emphasises the important safeguarding functions of health visiting services, stating that the child and family support system has already suffered enough from post-crash austerity. Peter explains how the needs of babies and children have been forgotten about in the pandemic, which has only made matters worse. Peter highlights how the current campaign to fight cuts to health visitor services is key to reversing a decline in child safeguarding effectiveness.

Peter champions the health visiting profession stating that health visitors are vital to child and family wellbeing because they form core relationships with families without which our most vulnerable babies and children remain invisible to services. He states that health visiting is an area which should be expanded upon and that babies and children’s needs should now be prioritised in the manner that adults were in the pandemic.

We would like to say a heart felt thank you to Peter for taking the time to write this brilliant blog and for championing the health visiting profession.


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