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Spotting Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Primary

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Summary

With an estimated one in ten children in the UK suffering some form of abuse or neglect, this video informs primary teachers how to recognise the tell-tale signs.

Education Advisor at the NSPCC, John Stead, and Chair of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN), Jonathan Picken, outline case studies of child abuse and neglect cases identified within schools.

Primary teacher Alice Osbourne explains her duty as a teacher in spotting and acting on changes to pupil behaviour that raise child protection suspicions, and how to recognise some of the signs.

Finally, Philip Jones, the named person for child protection within his primary school, describes the challenges of his position, and the pivotal role schools play in involving outside agencies in cases relating to child abuse or neglect.

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