Safeguarding children where there may be concerns about ritualistic abuse or spirit possession

Julie Taylor, Jane Cantrell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The focus of this chapter is on those forms of abuse, usually sexual, but also physical and neglectful and always emotional, that have a ritualistic element and may be linked to beliefs about whitchcraft, the devil or spirit possession. This chapters concludes the book Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care. The books gives an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafeguarding children in primary health care
EditorsJ Taylor, M Thermessi-Huber
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLondon: Jessica Kingsley
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-84310-652-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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