Authors: Noirhomme-Renard F, Blavier A, Lachaussée S, Monville C, Nihoul C, Gosset C
Rev Med Liege. 2016 Oct;71(10):428-434
Child maltreatment, including all forms of malÂ¬treatment, remains a major public health problem in high-income countries. Healthcare professionals only contribute to a small proportion of reports. In French-speaking Belgium, almost 100 % of school-aged children are regularly submitted to periodical school health visits. The school health doctor is well placed to recognize neglected or abused children. Based on international good practice recommendations, this paper proposes means for the detection and management of child abuse in the context of school medicine.