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Q: describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding
A: Signs and symptoms of possible child abuse Introduction A symptom is something you complain of if you are unwell or injured. For example, a child who has been abused may complain of pain, soreness, bleeding or a discharge. [ The child may be irritable or vomiting. A sign is an altered state of the body that you can actually see when the child or young person is examined, for example a bruise,
an altered shape of a limb because of a fracture or redness and blistering due to a burn. Symptoms and signs in child abuse have to be taken in the context of the medical and social history (the story) and the developmental status of the child. For example, how does one explain a fractured femur in a child who is not yet walking? Possible indicators of possible abuse in a child or young person include: Late reporting Inconsistency between the story given and the injuries that you see A story which changes according to who tells it Frequent attendances in Emergency Departments Bruising or fracture in a child under the age of one year. It may be important to include child abuse as part of the differential diagnosis (list of possible diagnoses) for a number of presentations in children, including bruising, fractures, irritability, vomiting etc. The reasons for including possible child abuse in the differential diagnosis should always be documented carefully with the evidence, likewise, any reasons for considering that symptoms or signs are not due to abuse should also be carefully reported if necessary. It is worth emphasizing that the story given must be drawn from as many sources as possible and if an allegation of child abuse is being investigated jointly by Police and Social Services, it is very important indeed that medical/nursing staff hear the accounts given by other agencies. ]
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User: describe the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding

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Weegy: Signs and symptoms of possible child abuse Introduction A symptom is something you complain of if you are unwell or injured. For example, a child who has been abused may complain of pain, soreness, bleeding or a discharge. [ The child may be irritable or vomiting. A sign is an altered state of the body that you can actually see when the child or young person is examined, for example a bruise, an altered shape of a limb because of a fracture or redness and blistering due to a burn. Symptoms and signs in child abuse have to be taken in the context of the medical and social history (the story) and the developmental status of the child. For example, how does one explain a fractured femur in a child who is not yet walking? Possible indicators of possible abuse in a child or young person include: Late reporting Inconsistency between the story given and the injuries that you see A story which changes according to who tells it Frequent attendances in Emergency Departments Bruising or fracture in a child under the age of one year. It may be important to include child abuse as part of the differential diagnosis (list of possible diagnoses) for a number of presentations in children, including bruising, fractures, irritability, vomiting etc. The reasons for including possible child abuse in the differential diagnosis should always be documented carefully with the evidence, likewise, any reasons for considering that symptoms or signs are not due to abuse should also be carefully reported if necessary. It is worth emphasizing that the story given must be drawn from as many sources as possible and if an allegation of child abuse is being investigated jointly by Police and Social Services, it is very important indeed that medical/nursing staff hear the accounts given by other agencies. ]
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