There are no “basics” in child protectionBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b408 (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b408
- Lillian De Bortoli, researcher, PhD candidate1
- 1Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3127, Australia
In response to Irani’s letter,1 there are no “basics” in child protection.
Identifying professionals with a “common sense approach” to safeguarding children is problematic and, more likely, unrealistic. Child protection is a complex issue, with research showing that professionals are affected by personal attitudes that influence their ability to recognise …