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Confidence in child protection practice

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 28 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1063
  1. Patricia Hamilton, president1,
  2. Rosalyn Proops, officer for child protection1
  1. 1Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London WC1X 8SH
  1. rosalyn.proops{at}

    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health welcomes the guidance for expert witnesses produced by the General Medical Council.1 The key points describe the rules and legislation that should be familiar to all paediatricians who attend court. It closely echoes the important statement from the Department of Health and the Department of Children, Schools, and Families.2 This should protect the public and, importantly, paediatricians who have felt …

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