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Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and child protection: review of evidence and child safeguarding guidelines

  • James Jeffs (a1), Sally Cubbin (a2) and Kiriakos Xenitidis (a3)
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This paper takes a broad view of the challenges to parenting faced by adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Issues in risk assessment are discussed. We place these in the context of the published UK national guidelines on child safeguarding for professionals working with parents who have mental disorders, and consider how this may inform practice in this field.

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James Jeffs (james_jeffs@yahoo.co.uk)
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S.C. has received payment as honorarium for consultancy work on transitional adult ADHD services from Shire. She is employed as a consultant neuropsychiatrist in acquired brain injury by St Andrew's Healthcare. K.X. has accepted payment, both personally and through his institution, including lecture fees, consultation fees and conference fees, from a number of organisations including pharmaceutical industry.

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Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and child protection: review of evidence and child safeguarding guidelines

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