What is child abuse?
An action by someone which causes significant harm to a child
What are some types of child abuse?
How many children are abused in the UK each year?
What is significant harm?
Amount of harm which justifies local authority intervention
What is the age of consent in Scotland?
re: sex - grey area 13/14/15, statutory rape if 12 or under
What agreement did the UN create to try and reduce the rates of child abuse?
Rights of the child
Why are children at greater risk of abuse?
easy to manipulate
trust their parents
don't know how to report it
What is the toxic trio commonly found in the background of abused children?
Alcohol & drug misuse
Mental health problems
What is child protection?
Identifying and acting to prevent or respond to child abuse
Child protection is a ___ of all children.
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
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
Who examines a child who is involved in a child protection report?
What should you do if you think a child is being abused?
Refer to senior colleague
Refer to Child Protection
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
Any child under age of 2 with NAI gets what investigation?
Full skeletal survey