Key role for GP in child abuse

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18 October 2007, ROTTERDAM – Family doctors, physiotherapists and dentists are going to work together more closely in an attempt to identify child abuse in an earlier stage. Chairman of the Netherlands Society of Physiotherapists, Bas Eenhoorn said this in daily newspaper AD on Thursday.

18 October 2007

ROTTERDAM – Family doctors, physiotherapists and dentists are going to work together more closely in an attempt to identify child abuse in an earlier stage. Chairman of the Netherlands Society of Physiotherapists, Bas Eenhoorn said this in daily newspaper AD on Thursday.

Dentists and physiotherapists will not only report alleged cases of abuse to the Advice and Incidence Report Centre for Child Abuse (AMK) but also to the family doctor. "We will pass on information to the GPs so that they will have an overview and can link cases. They will then be able to report better to the AMK," Eenhoorn said.

The professional organisations have already been discussing tackling child abuse for a while. The parliamentary commission Youth and Family will discuss the action plan tackling child abuse presented by  Minister Andre Rouvoet (youth and family affairs) today.

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Subject: Dutch news


 

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