All members are welcome to join Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 March at 12:00 (noon) in Birmingham or via a livestream. It will receive reports on College activities over the last year and hand over the Presidency.
Whether you can help the College champion child protection, run invited reviews or represent the voice of trainees, we have some wonderful volunteering opportunities. Plus two new International Officer roles!
Our new report presents findings from services responsible for conducting child protection medical assessments. It shows positive national results in many areas, but a need to better protect our safeguarding workforce.
Dr Emily Parker is one of our new Clinical Fellows with the Clean Air Fund Partnership, and in her first blog, she describes how doctors are taking a more critical look at the impact of air pollution on children's health.
We hope you can join us on 25-27 March for our major event. With the input of more than 35 specialty groups, inspiring speakers and practical workshops, you can update your knowledge on what matters to you.
To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing and to take effective action as appropriate to their role.
These can be some of the hardest issues for health and social care professionals to deal with in terms of safeguarding children. Being able to recognise and manage emotional abuse and neglect in a coordinated multiagency approach can ensure children get the help and support they need.
Children and young people are at risk of exploitation in a growing number of ways. To help keep them safe, health and social care professionals need to understand how this can happen, the different types of exploitation children may be exposed to, the signs to look out for and what can be done to mi...
Also known as the ‘purple book’, this guidance includes good practice in relation to the paediatric forensic examination where there are concerns about child sexual abuse. It also provides an evidenced-based review of the interpretation of physical signs.
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...