Health minster launches e-course in child protection

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 15 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7235
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A new web based course to help United Kingdom paediatricians improve their skills in managing suspected child abuse cases has gone live this week.

Launched by public health minister Anne Milton at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the electronic learning resource will be available to all consultant paediatricians in the UK.

The course, Safeguarding Children and Young People: Maintaining and Updating Competences, comes in the wake of the high profile case of Peter Connelly, the 17 month old toddler who died in 2007 at the hands of …

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