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Top nurse warns of more Baby Ps.

ANOTHER Baby P tragedy could be waiting to happen due to a lack of school nurses, a nursing leader warned today.

Dr Peter Carter, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is a membership organisation with over 395,000 members in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1916, receiving its Royal Charter in 1928, Queen Elizabeth II is the patron. , said logic suggested there were "other Baby Ps out there" and action was often taken only after a tragedy.

School nurses were coming under increasing pressure over child protection issues and were not in a position to give children of all ages the care they deserved, he said.

One nurse on average looks after more than 2,500 schoolchildren, which meant they were struggling to cope.

Dr Carter said there was evidence that a number of schools did not implement requirements..
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 13, 2009
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