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Ethical Scenario 6
A child attends your practice and you can immediately tell they are withdrawn and reserved. You notice some bruises on their arm during the exam. How would you manage the situation?
Excellent Candidate response
- You must make accurate notes in your records.
- Don’t ask leading or biased questions.
- Don’t challenge the parents especially if you feel this may put the child at risk
- You must involve the safeguarding lead at your practice immediately and make them aware of the situation such that further investigation can be done if needed. The safeguarding lead will then take over and contact social services if deemed needed.