When to suspect child maltreatment

NICE guidelines [CG89] Published date:

Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 16 July 2012 - 30 July 2012

Review decision date: August 2012

Review decision: 

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

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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