ABC of Child Protection
The fourth edition of this important and highly praised guide has been substantially revised and updated, providing concise, practical information on a difficult and distressing area of paediatric medicine. This new edition of the ABC of Child Protection now includes additional chapters on abdominal injury, neglect and failure to thrive. It presents the latest information on the diagnosis and investigation of abuse, and explains the current roles of social services and the law in safeguarding children.
Written by leading paediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers and lawyers, this comprehensive book is an invaluable reference for professionals concerned with children’s welfare, including general practitioners, emergency staff, paediatricians, police surgeons, psychiatrists, health visitors, social workers, and lawyers.
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1 Child Abuse in Society
4 Burns and Scalds
6 Head Injuries
7 Ophthalmic Presentations
8 Visceral Injury
14 Nonorganic Failure to Thrive
16 Emotional Abuse
17 Fabricated or Induced Illness Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
18 Role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team
19 Medical Reports
20 Social Workers and Child Protection
21 Case Conferences