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rajeevkrishnadas

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Can someone outline in points format... what exactly we need to do in case we suspect risk to child in any form...

eg: Risk of sexual/ physical or  emotional abuse/ neglect to child

From a pedophile/ child abuser / mentally ill person

Short and sweet from a PMP point of view please...Thanks

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first find out whether the child is still in contact with the abuser.if still in contact then inform the social services ,

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first find out whether the child is still in contact with the abuser.if still in contact then inform the social services ,

thats short and sweet.. but isnt it a too short???? or is it enough??

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1.if you suspect abuse report to social services

2.if in doubt you can discuss with the named nurse or doctor for safeguarding children,and then take it from there(Practitioner discusses with manager and/or other senior colleagues as they think appropriate)

3.you need to report abuse in the form of writing within 48hours of referring-

4.it is the duty of social services to investigate abuse not yours.

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1.if you suspect abuse report to social services

2.if in doubt you can discuss with the named nurse or doctor for safeguarding children,and then take it from there(Practitioner discusses with manager and/or other senior colleagues as they think appropriate)

3.you need to report abuse in the form of writing within 48hours of referring-

4.it is the duty of social services to investigate abuse not yours.

great... thanks a lot...

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Just to add to the other posts,

If you 'suspect' 'risk' to child,

you can discuss the case on an 'anonymous' basis with the

social services to verify if you need to report it. This can happen

when you hear something that worries you but you are not sure if

it is worrying enough to be reported.

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Just to add to the other posts,

If you 'suspect' 'risk' to child,

you can discuss the case on an 'anonymous' basis with the

social services to verify if you need to report it. This can happen

when you hear something that worries you but you are not sure if

it is worrying enough to be reported.

Good addition. thanks

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if you suspect an imenant grave risk to the child, police should be contacted, is not it?

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I would say so, Harman, esp if violence is involved. If the parents are adamant that they are taking the child home with them and you are really worried that child will be in danger the police emergency response time will be quicker than social services, I guess.

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1.if you suspect abuse report to social services

2.if in doubt you can discuss with the named nurse or doctor for safeguarding children,and then take it from there(Practitioner discusses with manager and/or other senior colleagues as they think appropriate)

3.[highlight]you need to report abuse in the form of writing within 48hours of referring[/highlight]-

4.it is the duty of social services to investigate abuse not yours.

To whom?

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Just to add to other posts,

if you suspect abuse...or the child has conveyed this to u...take only the basic details..

we are not to take a detailed history of the abuse, frequency etc...as it can be taken as contaminating the facts..if u do detailed history, the perpetrator can put it across in the court that u suggested abuse to the child...

and inform child and family social services who then inform police. its their job to interview people with abuse as they have specific training for this.

there are trained police officers to interview adult victims of abuse and for children as well.

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As long as you say Child protection Register, Social services and highlight it....shud be fine.

Please dont forget it.

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