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Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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Safeguarding children and preventing abuse is important for many reasons, including that childhood abuse can lead to poor mental health.

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Figure 12 Safeguarding children to recognise and stop abuse

Therefore, by being aware of the safeguarding policies in their setting and implementing them effectively, all adults who work with children can contribute to the prevention of mental health issues not only in childhood, but across the age span.