The dental practitioner's role in protecting children from abuse. 3. Reporting and subsequent management of abuse

Br Dent J. 1998 Feb 14;184(3):115-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4809557.

Abstract

The third and final article of the series covers the mechanism a general dental practitioner should follow when alerting the authorities to a child at risk, and the subsequent investigations and actions that follow such a report.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis
  • Child Abuse / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Child Abuse / therapy
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / prevention & control
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / therapy
  • Child Welfare / classification
  • Child Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Dentists*
  • Family Characteristics
  • General Practice, Dental
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Mandatory Reporting*
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Registries
  • Social Work
  • United Kingdom