General practitioners (GPs) and primary healthcare teams are best placed to spot the early signs of child abuse and neglect. They have an overview of issues affecting individual members of a family which, in combination, may impact on a child’s welfare. They are also in a position to co-ordinate the work of different agencies supporting children and families.
Published: August 2015
Our series of thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews conducted when a child dies, or is seriously harmed, as a result of abuse or neglect. Each briefing focuses on a different topic or learning for specific sectors, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations.
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