When to suspect child maltreatment

NICE guidelines [CG89] Published date:

Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list. 

Next review date: TBC

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 or children or young people
  • training for healthcare professionals
  • child protection procedures.

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