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 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.
Paediatricians have a key role in both providing written evidence and presenting as a professional witness in family, criminal or civil proceedings in child protection cases. This two-day course provides paediatricians with the skills required to fulfil these duties.
Develop an understanding of how the different court systems work, the purpose of the expert witness role (compared to professional witnesses) and your responsibility as an independent educator of the court.
This one-day course for paediatricians explores what is needed from statements and reports used in child protection cases. Learn to identify the issues to address and the relevant evidence to include. You will use objective criteria to assess what has been written and receive feedback to help improv...
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.