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Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, May 2021. Spring newsletter.
This new edition provides information on the continuing work of the Inquiry, with an update on the current Boarding Schools case study as well as the recent findings for the Christian Brothers case study, which can be accessed through the link. Other information relates to how they are resuming our Face-to-Face work and how to communicate with the Inquiry.
Centre for Social Justice. Unsafe children: driving up our country’s response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. April 2021.
IRISS. Child protection in the 21st century: a role for contextual safeguarding. April 2021.
Nuffield Foundation. Protecting young children at risk of abuse and neglect. April 2021.
NSPCC. What we’ve learned so far about “Talk to me”: an interactive learning tool. April 2021.
Center for Child Policy. Policy report & case study: Intrafamilial child torture – a distinct category of child maltreatment. April 2021.
Child Protection in Sport Unit. Responding to information about possible risks to children. April 2021.
Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse. Engagement with support services for ethnic minority communities. May 2021.
Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse. Truth project: experiences shared. May 2021.
Public Health England. Parents with alcohol and drug problems: support resources. May 2021.
Children & Young People’s Centre for Justice. Harmful sexual behaviours by children. June 2021.
Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse. The scale and nature of child sexual abuse: review of evidence. June 2021.
CELCIS, Care Inspectorate. Triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews (2018-2021): impact on practice. June 2021. [Summary available here]
ALDANA SIERRA, M.C. and CHRISTIAN, C.W., 2021. Vitamin D, rickets and child abuse: controversies and evidence. Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 1014-1022.
BENNETT, C.E. and CHRISTIAN, C.W., 2021. Clinical evaluation and management of children with suspected physical abuse. Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 853-860.
BLANGIS, F., et al, 2021. Add-on bone scintigraphy after negative radiological skeletal survey for the diagnosis of skeletal injury in children suspected of physical abuse: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 106(4), pp. 361-366.
BORUAH, A.P., et al, 2021. Evaluation of nonaccidental trauma in infants presenting with skull fractures: a retrospective review. Journal of Neurosurgery.
BRADBURY-JONES, C., et al, 2021. The "Neglected" Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Oral Health? An International Scoping Review of Research. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 22(2), pp. 265-276.
BRANCO, M.S.S., et al, 2021. Universal Intervention to Strengthen Parenting and Prevent Child Maltreatment: Updated Systematic Review. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 15248380211013131
BROADDUS-SHEA, E.T., et al, 2021. A review of the literature on good practice considerations for initial health system response to child and adolescent sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 1), pp. 104225.
BROWN, S.D., 2021. Ethical challenges in child abuse: what is the harm of a misdiagnosis? Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 1070-1075.
CAPPA, C. and JIJON, I., 2021. COVID-19 and violence against children: A review of early studies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 2), pp. 105053.
CHAIYACHATI, B.H. and WOOD, J.N., 2021. Brief resolved unexplained events vs. child maltreatment: a review of clinical overlap and evaluation. Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 866-871.
COHEN, N. and KATZ, C., 2021. What Messages Are Communicated to Children in Maltreatment Prevention Programs? Conclusions of a Scoping Review. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 15248380211016012
COLLINS, J., et al, 2021. Fifteen-minute consultation: Apparent vaginal bleeding in the pre-pubertal girl. Archives of Disease in Childhood Education & Practice, 106(3), pp. 142-148.
COWLEY, L.E. and ADESMAN, A., 2021. The Challenge of Identifying Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatrics.
DAVISON, C.M., et al, 2021. Child Maltreatment and Public Health: Do Gaps in Response during the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlight Jurisdictional Complexities? International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 18(13), pp. 06 25.
EISMANN, E.A., et al, 2021. Providers' Ability to Identify Sentinel Injuries Concerning for Physical Abuse in Infants. Pediatric Emergency Care, 37(5), pp. e230-e235.
FORE, H.H., 2021. Violence against children in the time of COVID-19: What we have learned, what remains unknown and the opportunities that lie ahead. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 2), pp. 104776.
GUBBELS, J., et al, 2021. Components associated with the effect of home visiting programs on child maltreatment: A meta-analytic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 114, pp. 104981.
HASSAN, M.A., et al, 2021. Age-Related Child Sexual Abuse Experiences. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(5), pp. 425-430.
KAISER, S.V., et al, 2021. Emergency Visits and Hospitalizations for Child Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatrics, 147(4), pp. 04.
KATZ, I., et al, 2021. Child maltreatment reports and Child Protection Service responses during COVID-19: Knowledge exchange among Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, and South Africa. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 2), pp. 105078.
LAWSON, M., et al, 2021. A review of current imaging techniques used for the detection of occult bony fractures in young children suspected of sustaining non-accidental injury. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology,
LOOS, M.H.J., et al, 2021. Child abuse and neglect in paediatric burns: The majority is caused by neglect and thus preventable. Burns.
MANAY, N. and COLLIN-VEZINA, D., 2021. Recipients of children's and adolescents' disclosures of childhood sexual abuse: A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 1), pp. 104192.
MANKAD, K., et al, 2021. Sibling screening in suspected abusive head trauma: a proposed guideline. Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 872-875.
MCTAVISH, J.R., et al, 2021. Psychosocial interventions for responding to child sexual abuse: A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 116(Pt 1), pp. 104203.
PIERCE, M.C., et al, 2021. Validation of a Clinical Decision Rule to Predict Abuse in Young Children Based on Bruising Characteristics. JAMA Network Open, 4(4), pp. e215832.
REID, M. and SNYDER, C., 2021. Feasibility of using child maltreatment measurement instruments in the primary care setting: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
RODRIGUEZ, C.M., et al, 2021. The Perfect Storm: Hidden Risk of Child Maltreatment During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Child Maltreatment, 26(2), pp. 139-151.
ROSENDAHL, K., et al, 2021. Incidence, pattern and mechanisms of injuries and fractures in children under two years of age. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 22(1), pp. 555.
STROUSE, P.J., et al, 2021. Introduction to the child abuse imaging special issue. Pediatric Radiology, 51(6), pp. 851-852.
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WALKER-DESCARTES, I., et al, 2021. Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Women, Children, and Families. Pediatric clinics of North America, 68(2), pp. 455-464.
WILSON, I.A. and LEE, J., 2021. Barriers and Facilitators Associated With Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Among Child Care Professionals: A Systematic Review. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 59(6), pp. 14-22.
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