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Suspected Abuse

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Summary

Teachers and managers role-play challenging situations, with the late Ted Wragg asking the difficult questions.

This week, what actions are taken when the head suspects a pupil is being physical abused? When is the inter-agency child protection team of the police, health and social services involved? At what point are the parents told?

The eight panellists respond to a case study involving six-year-old Jade who appears at school with bruising. The dilemmas arise out of determining whether Jade's bruises are the result of rough and tumble in the playground or more serious signs of abuse at home.

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