Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Where now for child protection?

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2535

Rapid Response:

Equally undesirable?

It is a tragedy for a child to die of abuse or neglect and it is also
a tragedy for a child to be wrongly removed from her home. Heather Payne
describes these events as "equally undesirable" yet surely the life of the
child should be paramount?

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 May 2010
Edward Haworth
Paediatric SHO
Great Ormond Street Hospital, WC1N 3JH