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Scottish Government. Consultation on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2020. Oct 2020.
Access and respond to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/ChildProtection You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 17 January 2021.
Scottish Government. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Sep 2020.
The UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will make it unlawful for public authorities to act incompatibly with the incorporated UNCRC requirements, giving children, young people and their representatives the power to go to court to enforce their rights.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Fighting racism and bias in child maltreatment. Jul 2020.
APSAC has made a commitment to work towards ending racism and implicit bias in the field of child maltreatment. We expect to add material to this resource page regularly.
Scottish Government. National action plan to tackle child exploitation: final report. Jul 2020.
Children’s Commissioner. Teenagers falling through the gaps. Jul 2020.
Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. Discussion paper: what explains marked regional variations in infant care proceedings? Jul 2020.
Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. An Evaluation of how Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland member agencies are effectively responding to and managing Child Sexual Exploitation within Northern Ireland. Jul 2020.
National Child Mortality Database. Briefing: child suicide during COVID-19. Jul 2020.
Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. Out of routine: A review of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in families where the children are considered at risk of significant harm. Jul 2020.
HM Government. Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation. Jul 2020.
Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse. Key messages from research on child sexual abuse perpetrated by adults. Jul 2020.
Scottish Children’s Reporter. Statistical analysis 2019/2020. Aug 2020.
UK Safer Internet Centre. UKSIC Helplines - Impact of COVID-19. Aug 2020.
Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse. Support services for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Aug 2020.
Every Child Protected Against Trafficking. A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking. Aug 2020.
University of Oxford. Experiences of Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Aug 2020.
CELCIS. Understanding data: beyond the headlines. Aug 2020.
Scottish Government. Impact assessment: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill. Sep 2020.
Public Health England. No child left behind: a public health informed approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable children. Sep 2020.
Public Health England. No child left behind: Understanding and quantifying vulnerability. Sep 2020.
NSPCC. Statistics briefing: child deaths due to abuse or neglect. Sep 2020.
Lucy Faithful Foundation. Harmful sexual behaviour prevention toolkit. Sep 2020.
Scottish Government. Child protection statistics 2019. Sep 2020.
ALI-PANZARELLA, A.Z., 2020. A Diagnostic Approach to Conditions that Mimic Sexual Abuse. Pediatric annals, 49(8), pp. e334-e340.
BADGER, S., et al, 2020. Short term outcomes of children with abusive head trauma two years post injury: A retrospective study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.
BAILHACHE, M., et al, 2020. Perception of Physical Child Abuse Among Parents and Professionals in a French Emergency Department. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(15-16), pp. 2825-2845.
BARCZYK, A.N., et al, 2020. Predictors of Childhood Injury in Children Reported to Child Protective Services. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 27(5), pp. 283-291.
BEAULIEU, E., et al, 2020. Inequities in Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma According to Neighborhood Social and Material Deprivation: A Population-Level Study in British Columbia, Canada. Child maltreatment, 25(3), pp. 300-307.
BENTOVIM, A., et al, 2020. The value of a modular, multi-focal, therapeutic approach to addressing child maltreatment: Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources - a discussion article. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104703
BRASSARD, M.R., et al, 2020. Psychological maltreatment: An international challenge to children's safety and well being. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104611
BROWN, S.M., et al, 2020. Stress and parenting during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104699
CANAS, M., et al, 2020. Promising observational instruments of parent-child (0-12 years) interaction within the child protection system: A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 109, pp. 104713.
CHANDLER, C.E., et al, 2020. Association of Housing Stress With Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 1524838020939136
DE AVILA, C., et al, 2020. Documentation of drug abuse in the family or household of children admitted to the hospital for non-accidental trauma. Child Abuse & Neglect, 109, pp. 104696.
DE SCHRIJVER, L., et al, 2020. Towards a better estimation of prevalence of female genital mutilation in the European Union: a situation analysis. Reproductive Health, 17(1), pp. 105.
DEUTSCH, S.A., 2020. Understanding Abusive Head Trauma: A Primer for the General Pediatrician. Pediatric annals, 49(8), pp. e347-e353.
DEUTSCH, S.A., et al, 2020. Factors Associated with Child-Welfare Involvement among Prenatally Substance-Exposed Infants. Journal of Pediatrics, 222, pp. 35-44.e1.
ERTL, S., et al, 2020. Healthcare needs and utilization patterns of sex-trafficked youth: Missed opportunities at a children's hospital. Child: Care, Health & Development, 46(4), pp. 422-428.
FORTIN, K. and WOOD, J.N., 2020. Utility of screening urinalysis to detect abdominal injuries in suspected victims of child physical abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 109, pp. 104714.
FOUCHE, A., et al, 2020. Child protection and resilience in the face of COVID-19 in South Africa: A rapid review of C-19 legislation. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104710
FUJIWARA, T., et al, 2020. Effectiveness of an Educational Video in Maternity Wards to Prevent Self-Reported Shaking and Smothering during the First Week of Age: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Prevention Science,
GOLDING, K.S., 2020. Understanding and helping children who have experienced maltreatment. Paediatrics & Child Health,
HERMETET, C., et al, 2020. Child maltreatment by non-accidental burns: interest of an algorithm of detection based on hospital discharge database. International journal of legal medicine.
HERRENKOHL, T.I., et al, 2020. Child Maltreatment, Youth Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Elder Mistreatment: A Review and Theoretical Analysis of Research on Violence Across the Life Course. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 1524838020939119
HUNTER, A.A. and FLORES, G., 2020. Social determinants of health and child maltreatment: a systematic review. Pediatric research.
INANICI, S.Y., et al, 2020. Factors associated with physicians' assessment and management of child abuse and neglect: A mixed method study. Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine, 73, pp. 101972.
JENTSCH, B. and SCHNOCK, B., 2020. Child welfare in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic-Emerging evidence from Germany. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104716
JONES, B., et al, 2020. COVID-19 pandemic: The impact on vulnerable children and young people in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health.
KARNI-VISEL, Y., et al, 2020. Increased risk for child maltreatment in those with developmental disability: A primary health care perspective from Israel. Research in developmental disabilities, 106, pp. 103763.
KENNEDY, J.M., et al, 2020. Abusive Head Trauma and a Delay in Presentation for Care. Pediatric emergency case.
KIMBER, M., et al, 2020. Child maltreatment online education for healthcare and social service providers: Implications for the COVID-19 context and beyond. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104743
LAWSON, M., et al, 2020. Child Maltreatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Consequences of Parental Job Loss on Psychological and Physical Abuse Towards Children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104709
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MAHINDROO, S., et al, 2020. Audit of paediatrician recognition of children's vulnerability to harm at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health.
MCINERNEY, S., et al, 2020. Implementation of an Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Pilot Study. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 27(5), pp. 276-282.
MITCHELL, I.C., et al, 2020. Identifying Maltreatment in Infants and Young Children Presenting with Fractures: Does Age Matter? Academic Emergency Medicine,
MOLNAR, B.E., et al, 2020. Vicarious traumatization among child welfare and child protection professionals: A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104679
MOODY, S., et al, 2020. Catching the red eye: A retrospective review of factors associated with retinal hemorrhage in child physical abuse. Journal of pediatric surgery.
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SHERMAN, W.F., et al, 2020. How Did the Number and Type of Injuries in Patients Presenting to a Regional Level I Trauma Center Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic with a Stay-at-home Order? Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research.
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