Top tips for child protection for the GDP

Harris, Christine and Welbury, Richard orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9322-2440 (2013) Top tips for child protection for the GDP. Dental Update, 40 (6). pp. 438-440. ISSN 0305-5000

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Knowledge of child protection is essential in everyday practice for the whole dental team as they are well placed to take part in the shared responsibility of protecting children. Physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse may all present to the dental team in various ways. This article aims to provide some top tips for general dental practitioners who have concerns regarding possible child abuse/neglect and remind them of what observations to make and what questions to ask themselves when they are concerned about a child?s welfare.

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