Child protection report urges more balance

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:9

The workload of child protection workers focuses too much on investigations rather than inquiries, to the detriment of whole families, says a new report from the Department of Health. The report recommends that future emphasis should be “on the overall needs of children rather than a narrow concentration on the alleged incident.”

The report contains summaries of 20 separate studies into child protection commissioned by the Department of Health in …

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