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Doctors’ Role in Child Protection

In July 2010 the General Medical Council (GMC) issued a call for evidence regarding the role of doctors in child protection work. This was the first step towards the GMC developing guidance to help doctors meet the expected standards of professional conduct and performance in relation to protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect.

The FJC responded to the call for evidence in September 2010. Having received responses the GMC drafted guidance and launched a consultation in June 2011 which the Experts Committee of the FJC responded to.