Today's episode is a Child Abuse Review Special where we hear from researchers and academics who've published articles in our Journal.
In this episode Wendy Thorogood, Director of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Dr Lauren Lines about her research paper recently published in our journal, Child Abuse Review, titled ‘Constructing a Compelling Case: Nurses’ Experiences of Communicating Abuse and Neglect’.
This article was published in Child Abuse Review, Volume 30, Issue 4, July/August 2021, Pages 332-346. Members can access the full paper here or by signing into the member’s area.
Dr Lauren Lines (RN, BNhons, MN, PhD) is a Lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, Australia. Lauren has a paediatric nursing background, working for almost 10 years in paediatric acute care. At present, Lauren teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate specialist paediatric/child health nursing. Lauren’s PhD (2020) explored nurses' experiences of addressing child abuse in Australian child-focused settings. Lauren’s current research - the Safeguarding Project (funded by Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant) - is identifying the nature and scope of Australian nursing and midwifery roles in a public health approach to preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect.
Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
Wendy has also spent time working in South Africa in a maternity unit, within a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kent, and has worked with drug users to improve maternal care - a project that still runs today.
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