SCIE Report 67: Partnership working in child protection: improving liaison between acute paediatric and child protection services’

Published: October 2013

Review date: October 2016

This report looks at how acute paediatric and local authority statutory child protection services in England work together in cases of suspected child maltreatment. In particular, the study looks at what is viewed locally as good practice in staffing, identifying cases where child maltreatment should be considered, referring cases to social care and information-sharing, and to explore what supports interface arrangements that professionals deem most effective.

The study focuses on emergency departments and maternity services and their links with local authority social care.

This study was carried out by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) as part of the programme of work of the Department of Health funded Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (CPRU).

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