When to suspect child maltreatment (CG89)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'when to suspect child maltreatment'
The advice in this guideline covers the alerting features in children and young people (under 18 years) of:
- physical, sexual and emotional abuse
- fabricated or induced illness.
The guideline does not specifically look at:
- risk factors for child maltreatment
- the identification of child maltreatment and procedures for supporting the child or young person
- education and information for parents or children or young people
- training for healthcare professionals
- child protection procedures.
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: evidence tables
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: search strategies
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: excluded studies
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: NICE guideline (web format)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: when to suspect child maltreatment
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- Web format
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG89 Pryd i amau bod plentyn yn cael ei gamdrin: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing statement
- Slide set
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: online educational tool
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: training plan
- CG89 When to suspect child maltreatment: training slide set
- Spotting the sick child online learning resource (DH)
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.