Child Protection Inspection regime

The Care Quality Commission is to launch a dedicated child protection inspection regime of health services in England next week. The two-year project will target health services in 110 council areas where research has shown children to be at the greatest risk. Services under scrutiny include: GP surgeries, health visitors, school nurses, hospital emergency departments, maternity services and mental health services.

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