As part of a case-series exploring acute safeguarding essentials in modern day paediatrics, this article focusses on themes of neglect, unsupervised minors and modern slavery. Considerations around initial management, relevant legislation and useful resources, and available to all professionals involved in safeguarding children.
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- Child Protective Services
- Child Welfare
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Contributors DC and HT conceived the article. HT wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed intellectually to the revision of drafts and approved the final submission.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.