Letters Safeguarding children

More effective and proportional systems are needed in primary care to safeguard children

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6445 (Published 29 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6445
  1. William J Beeby, general practitioner1
  1. 1Parkway Medical Centre, Middlesbrough TS8 0TL, UK
  1. Bill.beeby{at}nhs.net

For the past year I have felt that general practitioners are disadvantaged in their ability to help protect vulnerable children from abuse.1 Other agencies “share concerns” and have lower thresholds for reporting, …

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