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Letters New child safeguarding arrangements

New safeguarding arrangements: identifying children outside the system

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 18 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6492
  1. Adhnan Omar, junior doctor
  1. University Hospital Lewisham, London SE13 6LH, UK
  1. adhnan_101{at}

Ambitions to safeguard children and promote their welfare rightfully demand national impetus. Recent legislative changes represent purposeful strides in that direction and must facilitate improvements in child wellbeing.1 Redefining social care structures and responsible persons gives us scope to progress care for children under social and safeguarding services. But questions remain around children that need care …

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