16: Records and Reports
16.1.1 Following the death of Victoria ClimbiƩ from child abuse and neglect in 2000, Lord Laming conducted an inquiry and reported on his findings in 2003 583. Made a number of recommendations for health. Recommendations 65-80 in particular refer to record keeping, reports and management. These are the cornerstone for best practice for paediatricians and have been included in this chapter.
16.1.2 Paediatricians play an important role in the assessment and management of children where there are suspicions of abuse and neglect. Any record, report and/or statement made following an assessment must be full, fair and accurate
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