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
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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Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice.
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