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Letters Madness of child protection

Has child protection become a form of madness? Yes and No

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 28 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3858
  1. David W Jones, named GP for child protection1
  1. 1Newcastle Primary Care Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. david.jones3{at}

Has child protection become a form of madness, as the BMJ recently debated?1 2 In response to the authors’ points, the answer is both “yes” and “no.” Yes, we need to focus on the underlying causes that disadvantage children and that in the process may place children at the risk of abuse; but no, …

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