Tag: Dr Kevin Borg

National standards and policies in child protection lacking – paediatrician warns

Research carried out by paediatrician Kevin Borg, who has a special interest in safeguarding children, shows that, more than anything else, the health division in Malta is lacking an over-arching child protection policy that sets standards for all health professionals working with children, including doctors, nurses, midwives and other allied health professionals. These include learning […]

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How a child’s drawing sparked fears of abuse

A primary school teacher raised the alarm that one of her students was being sexually abused after the girl inadvertently strayed into the area below the belly of the man while colouring in a drawing. The drawing was sent to the government’s Child Protection Services where social workers, accustomed to “much more explicit drawings” by […]

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