Research Article

ABC of child abuse. Role of the child psychiatry team.

BMJ 1989; 299 doi: (Published 12 August 1989) Cite this as: BMJ 1989;299:451
  1. A. R. Nicol
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary.


    In summary, a child psychiatrist can make an important contribution to the management of child abuse. At least one child psychiatrist in each district should take an interest in this work and should be given the time to do so. As for other professionals, child abuse is an aspect of the work of child psychiatrists that is particularly harrowing and time consuming.