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1

What is child abuse?

An action by someone which causes significant harm to a child

2

What are some types of child abuse?

Physical

Emotional

Sexual

Neglect

3

How many children are abused in the UK each year?

500 000

4

What is significant harm?

Amount of harm which justifies local authority intervention

5

What is the age of consent in Scotland?

16

re: sex - grey area 13/14/15, statutory rape if 12 or under

6

What agreement did the UN create to try and reduce the rates of child abuse?

Rights of the child

7

Why are children at greater risk of abuse?

physically weak

easy to manipulate

trust their parents

dependent

don't know how to report it

8

What is the toxic trio commonly found in the background of abused children?

Alcohol & drug misuse

Domestic abuse

Mental health problems

9

What is child protection?

Identifying and acting to prevent or respond to child abuse

10

Child protection is a ___ of all children.

right

11

What must doctors do if they have concerns about the welfare of a child?

Act on it

report to a senior colleague or Child Protection

12

What do

GIRFEC

CPO

IRD

MASH

CSO

CSE

stand for?

GIRFEC - Getting it right for every child

CPO - Child protection order

IRD - Initial referral discussion

MASH - Multi-agency screening hub

CSO - Compulsory supervision order

CSE - Child sexual exploitation

13

Who examines a child who is involved in a child protection report?

Paediatrician

Forensic examiner

14

What should you do if you think a child is being abused?

Refer to senior colleague

Refer to Child Protection

15

Where do children tend to hurt themselves?

Knees, hands, elbows, face

...IF THEY CAN WALK

Injuries in unusual areas / in those who cannot walk are indicative of abuse

16

Any child under age of 2 with NAI gets what investigation?

Full skeletal survey