As child health professionals, child protection plays a role in everything we do. It is about protecting individual children identified as suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. Safeguarding is a broader issue, and covers how we ensure children grow up in a safe environment. Take a look at our resources, news and courses.
Guidance for best practice to aid clinical decision-making in examining children referred for evaluation of possible sexual abuse. Available to purchase online, and free to members who are named and designated doctors for safeguarding children.
This intercollegiate framework helps all health professionals - from non-clinical staff to experts - understand their responsibilities in recognising child maltreatment and how to take effective action.
This group is responsible for championing the safeguarding agenda for children and young people. It advises on matters relating to child protection – preventing violence, exploitation and abuse against children.
In early 2019, we asked frontline professionals their views and experiences of NHS charging for children and pregnant women. The survey forms work we are undertaking to further understand the impacts of the charging regulations and wider migration policy changes in practice, and the results will con...
Led by barristers and for paediatricians, this interactive course showcases examples of best practise and how to avoid common pitfalls. Delegates submit a professional witness report for our expert facilitators to critique.