Paediatric Asthma Safeguarding Bulletin
26 July 2023
In the UK, one in eleven children live with asthma. Whilst asthma can usually be managed with medication, poorly controlled asthma can be serious and sometimes fatal for a child.
The UK has one of the highest death rates in Europe. Child maltreatment, including medical neglect, is a known contributor to the development of asthma and a barrier to its proper management.
This briefing aims to support professionals to consider what life is like for a child suffering from asthma and what their role is in supporting the child and family.