Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment

August 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

NICE guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment. The advice in this guideline covers the alerting features in children and young people (under 18 years) of:

? physical, sexual and emotional abuse
? neglect
? fabricated or induced illness.

The guideline does not specifically look at:

? risk factors for child maltreatment
? the identification of child maltreatment and procedures for supporting the child or young person
? education and information for parents of children or young people
? training for healthcare professionals
? child protection procedures

The guidance is available online.

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