Posts Tagged ‘Child abuse’

Children need better protection in Rotherham’s health services despite former scandal

Rotherham health services should improve the way they work together to protect children, the CQC finds. The regulator’s dedicated child safeguarding t...

New guide on assessing child sexual abuse

A new 'Purple Book' to improve assessment and management of children exposed to sexual abuse has been launched. Over 2,800 children in the UK were ident...

Feedback sought on child sex abuse guidelines

Cases of child sexual abuse have received unprecedented coverage over recent months and it is clear that the criminal justice system has not always got its...

Savile inquiry looks at alleged abuse by three doctors

Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal have been passed details of three doctors who are alleged to have abused young people in their care, the ...

Guidance on duty to protect children from abuse

Doctors have a duty to protect children from abuse, new guidance from the GMC confirms. Doctors who suspect children are being abused or neglected must te...

It’s time to start trusting doctors again

When the murderous school caretaker Ian Huntley lured pupils Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman into his house in Soham in 2002, it was to start a far reachi...

NHS widens criteria for investigations into child abuse

More children are likely to be investigated as suspected victims of abuse under new NHS guidelines, which suggest that "persistently smelly and dirty" youn...