Chapter 4. Safeguarding and Protecting Children: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Emergency Care Practitioner

  1. Karen Cleaver and
  2. Janet Webb
  1. Janet Webb

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch4

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

How to Cite

Webb, J. (2007) Safeguarding and Protecting Children: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Emergency Care Practitioner, in Emergency Care of Children and Young People (eds K. Cleaver and J. Webb), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch4

Editor Information

  1. School of Health and Social Care, The University of Greenwich, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101103

Online ISBN: 9780470691786

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Keywords:

  • child protection;
  • emergency care practitioner;
  • physical abuse;
  • emotional abuse;
  • sexual abuse

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction—child protection work—prevention and early intervention

  • Constituents of abuse

  • Recognition and response

  • Recognition, risk indicators and intervention

  • Children of concern or risk indicators

  • Recognising physical abuse

  • Burns and scalds

  • Recognising emotional abuse

  • Recognising sexual abuse

  • Recognising neglect

  • The unborn child

  • The legislative framework

  • Contemporary policy and legislation

  • The Children Act 2004

  • Assessment issues in child protection and implications for emergency care practitioners

  • Assessment and the Common Assessment Framework

  • Professional responsibility and response—frequently asked questions

  • Summary of key points

  • Conclusion