Health visitors ‘quitting over fears they are unable to protect children’

Health visitors are leaving the profession amid concerns that they are unable to keep children safe due to ongoing public health cuts, it has been claimed.

The Institute of Health Visiting said some health visitors are leaving the profession because they do not want to be held accountable for being unable to safeguard children. Picture: Institute of Health Visiting

Research published by the Labour Party shows that 130 out of 152 (85 per cent) councils plan to reduce their public health budgets this year by a combined total of £96.3m compared with 2017/18 levels. This includes cuts by 93 councils totalling £16.1m to statutory public health services for children aged up to five years old, such as health visiting.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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