ABC of Child Protection / Edition 4

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This fourth edition focuses on non-recognition and diagnosis of child abuse. Chapters on the law reflect the latest changes in UK law on the diagnosis and treatment of children experiencing abuse.New, distinguished North American experts will also be contributing to this new edition. New chapters include abdominal injuries and shaken babies, and many other chapters have been substantially revised.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Reviews of previous editions:

“This is an excellent book; it gives clear guidance to professionals. If you are concerned about child abuse and its detection, then you must get this book.”

Australian Journal of Emergency Care

“Essential reading for all junior staff, health visitors, and social workers.”

Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727918178
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: ABC Series, #112
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Roy Meadow, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, St James University Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Jacqueline Mok, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK

Donna Rosenberg, Forensic Paediatrician, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA

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Table of Contents



1 Child Abuse in Society.

Roy Meadow.

2 Non-accidental Injury: The Approach.

Alison Kemp, Jacqueline Mok.

3 Bruises.

Alison Kemp, Jacqueline Mok.

4 Burns and Scalds.

Christopher Hobbs.

5 Fractures.

Stephen Chapman.

6 Head Injuries.

Alison Kemp, Jacqueline Mok.

7 Ophthalmic Presentations.

Alex V Levin.

8 Visceral Injury.

Russell Migita, Kenneth Feldman.

9 Poisoning.

Roy Meadow.

10 Fatal Abuse and Smothering.

Roy Meadow.

11 Child Sexual Abuse: The Problem.

Christopher Hobbs.

12 Child Sexual Abuse: Clinical Approach.

Christopher Hobbs.

13 Child Sexual Abuse: Interpretation of Findings.

Donna Rosenberg, Jacqueline Mok.

14 Non-organic Failure to Thrive.

Donna Rosenberg.

15 Neglect.

Donna Rosenberg, Hendrika Cantwell.

16 Emotional Abuse.

Danya Glaser.

17 Fabricated or Induced Illness (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy).

Roy Meadow.

18 Role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team.

Fiona Forbes.

19 Medical Reports.

Roy Meadow.

20 Social Workers and Child Protection.

Michael Preston-Shoot.

21 Case Conferences.

Michael Preston-Shoot.

22 Child Care Law.

Barbara Mitchels.

23 About Courts.

Barbara Mitchels.

24 Dilemmas.

Roy Meadow.


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