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Paediatrician calls for shake up in handling child abuse cases

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.180/a (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:180
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    A radical shake up is needed in the way child protection cases are tackled, with a harder line being taken when professionals suspect premeditated abuse, argue UK paediatricians in two articles in the latest issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood (2003;88:101-4, 105-7).

    The authors of the two papers are consultant paediatricians Professor David Southall and Dr Martin Samuels of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, and Michael Golden, emeritus professor of medicine, University of Aberdeen.

    Professor Southall and …

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