All public sector workers in contact with children and families, both in health care and allied services, need access to clearly written information about what to do if they are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child. Ensuring the safety and promoting the welfare of children who are at risk of harm is not an easy undertaking. It is sometimes difficult to assess the significance of information about a child, to gauge its seriousness or decide what to do next. The Child in Mind will help health service workers negotiate thecomplexities of child protection practice, with the aim of preventing abuse and neglect and protecting childrenfrom further harm once it has occurred.This concise handbook covers all the key aspects of abuse, including: riskassessment , physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, the child protection conference and the legalframework of child protection work. The Child in Mind clarifies a complex area of work and gives sound adviceaimed at improving individual practice. It is unique in that although it is directed to all health care workers,it can be used as part of in-service training, as a handy reference for students and indeed by anyone who workswith children.
Title:Child in Mind