Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility: UK government statement on the duties of doctors

Stephenson, Terence
October 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p833
Academic Journal
The article presents various issues related to child protection in Great Britain. The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health has conducted a health survey depicting pediatricians involvement in child protection cases in the country, where about 13.8% of respondents are subjected to a total of 786 complaints. The government has released a statement stating the government's difficulty in tackling child abuse and improving safeguards for children. A disciplinary proceeding on the allegation that doctor David Southall has kept more than 400 special cases files on children was upheld by the Great Britain General Medical Council. Moreover, the joint Department for Children, Schools and Families/Department of Health has released a statement depicting the issue.


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