Thursday, May 17, 2012

Child Protection & Professionals

Anyone with a passing knowledge of the David Southall saga probably shivers. A very comprehensive account has just bene published in the BMJ here, which will only add I think to the fear that many professionals, especially pediatricians have when faced with child protection cases. As the article says, quoting the esteemed editor of Pediatrics, Jerrold Lucey, “There is something grossly wrong with the medical and legal system which allowed this to happen."

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