Important survey on a child maltreatment toolkit at Emergency Departments in Europe
Child maltreatment is a worldwide threat to a child’s individual physical and psychological health and has a huge impact on socio-economic level.
There is a need for improving the recognition of child maltreatment at the Emergency department (ED). Recently a study performed by the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital and Augeo Foundation in collaboration with the EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246361) showed only 26% of the EDs in Europe follow most of the NICE guideline recommendations on child abuse & neglect.
A follow-up survey was developed to study barriers and facilitators for the implementation of a child maltreatment toolkit, consisting of a screening checklist, training and a strategy for adequate hospital policy, at EDs in Europe.
Do you want to help and take action against child maltreatment? Please fill out this questionnaire and take part in this important study!
The survey is analyzed anonymously and in the final report data cannot be traced back to individual hospitals.