Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect
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Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

Erin Dean Health writer

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One in five children has experienced severe maltreatment, according to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Cruelty to children and young people is a criminal offence, and child abuse and neglect have serious adverse health and social consequences, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Emergency Nurse. 28, 1, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/en.28.1.9.s8

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