A&E plan to spot child abuse

All children who visit A&E hospital departments or have out-of-hours GP consultations will be logged in a national database in a bid to spot cases of child abuse or neglect early on.

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Childrens' visits to A&E could flag up abuse and neglect

Hospitals across England are to take part in a new scheme aimed at helping to rescue vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

A national database is being set up to record each time a child visits Accident and Emergency, or has an out-of-hours consultation with a GP.

ITV News correspondent Sue Saville reports on the new plans:

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