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Caring for a child under child protection register

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by samxh samxh (Member)

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Hi to all. I am a newly qualified nurse. I have just been on a paediatric ward for an interview. I was asked this question " How would you care for a child on child protection register?"

I don't think i answered this question so well. I wonder what a best answer might have been. Is there anyone who can answer to this?

Many Thanks.

sam.

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NotReady4PrimeTime has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

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My answer would have been a long one...

"I'd find out exactly what is covered by the protection order. Who may visit, who may have information about the child, who is the substitute decision maker? What are the reasons that the child is in need of protection? (Psychosocial impact of different types of abuse require different approaches.) What steps am I to follow if there are breaches of the protection order? Is security aware of the child's admission and will they come immediately if there is need for them? My interaction with the offending parent, if they are permitted access to the child, would be governed by the responses to my questions. I would be pleasant, nonaccusatory and speak only in general terms about the child's condition. My interactions with other family members would be similar; there would be no engaging in discussion about the need for the protection order. No blame or shame allowed." Although privately I may have opinions about the situation it would not enter into my care of the child. Does that help?

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Thank you.I like your answer. I wish i was more specific when answering this at the interview. I was nervous, and my answer was short, though its common sense now when i think about it. Thanks for your response.

sam.

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