5: Good Practice Recommendations
Every substantive chapter in this document contains good practice recommendations. All paediatricians should have due regard to these.
A full list of the good practice recommendations is below.
The assessment of the child should be carried out by a paediatrician with Level 3 competences as per Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competences for health care staff.
Where a trainee carries out the assessment, they should be supervised by a consultant or senior paediatrician.
All child protection assessments should be carried out within timescales appropriate to the type of abuse and the requirement for collection of evidential samples:
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