NICE Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment (CG89)

NICE Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment (CG89)

Parents and carers of children and young people with ME may wish to be aware that NICE Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment was published in July:

Press Release: 22 July 2009

2009/043 NICE issues guidance to help healthcare professionals identify child maltreatment

http://www.nice.org.uk/media/9CA/D8/2009043ChildMaltreatment.pdf

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG89

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health

Commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

July 2009

RCOG Press

Issued: July 2009

NICE Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment (CG89)

Summary

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.

Guidance documents

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG89

Guidance
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89FullGuideline.pdf

[Page 61 for section on Fabricated or induced illness]

Quick reference guide
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89QuickRefGuide.pdf

Understanding NICE guidance PDF format
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89PublicInfo.pdf

CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: evidence tables
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89PublicInfo.pdf

CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: search strategies
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89PublicInfo.pdf

CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: excluded studies
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89ExcludedStudies.pdf

Implementing this guidance

CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: costing statement
http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG89CostStatement.pdf

How this guidance was produced
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byId&o=11643&history=t

Expected review date: TBC

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and from a resource site for teachers:

http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/dealing-fabricated-or-induced-illnesses-3722

Dealing with fabricated or induced illnesses

What steps should you take when you believe that a pupil is displaying symptoms that are deliberately induced or fabricated? Jenni Whitehead summarises revised guidance for how schools should deal with this type of abuse, and stresses the importance of inter-agency communication…

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Related documents:

Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4008714

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Child Protection Publications
http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/Policy/Child-Protection/Child-Protection-Publications

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