Paediatrics and accident and emergency: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for the health sector

Professionals in paediatric and accident and emergency (A&E) teams have a vital role to play in spotting and responding to some of the most severe forms of child abuse and neglect. Medical staff  need to be able to recognise signs of child abuse and neglect and be clear about what action they should take if they are worried.

This briefing is based on case reviews published since 2013 which have highlighted lessons for paediatric and A&E teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.

Published: May 2015