When to suspect child maltreatment

This guidance provides a summary of the clinical features associated with maltreatment (alerting features) that may be observed when a child presents to healthcare professionals. Its purpose is to raise awareness and help healthcare professionals who are not specialists in child protection to identi...

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Corporate Authors: National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (Great Britain), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Great Britain), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Great Britain)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London RCOG Press 2009, 2009
Series:Clinical guideline
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This guidance provides a summary of the clinical features associated with maltreatment (alerting features) that may be observed when a child presents to healthcare professionals. Its purpose is to raise awareness and help healthcare professionals who are not specialists in child protection to identify children who may be being maltreated. It does not give healthcare professionals recommendations on how to diagnose, confirm or disprove child maltreatment. Children may present with both physical and psychological symptoms and signs that constitute alerting features of one or more types of maltreatment, and maltreatment may be observed in parent- or carer-child interactions
Item Description:"July 2009 (revised December 2009)."
Physical Description:1 PDF file (vi, 147 p.) ill
ISBN:9781906985158