The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 58–62 | Cite as

Recognition of the entity “the battered child syndrome” in India

  • Shashi Daman Paul


In India there is need for the formation of legislation for the protection of the battered child. The law should enforce mandatory reporting which may even prevent the occurence of child abuse.

The child’s safety should be the main concern. Everything should be done to prevent repeated trauma. The physcian’s obligation to the court is that unless he takes a firm stand and states his findings and recommendations clearly, the judge will have difficulty in making a reasonable and a fairly valid decision whether or not it is safe for the child to return home. In any event, the physician should not agree to return the child to an environment where even a moderate risk of repetition exists.


Child Abuse Subdural Haematoma Foster Home Child Welfare Agency Child Syndrome 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shashi Daman Paul
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  1. 1.Detroit

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