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    Child Protection Team

    The Child Protection Team of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU evaluates, diagnoses and treats children who have been sexually or physically abused or neglected. This dedicated group of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and social workers is available 24 hours a day to perform evaluations for acute sexual assault. They also see patients by appointment in an outpatient clinic.

    The team works closely with Child Protective Services and law enforcement to ensure the safety and well-being of the region's children.

    What to Expect

    Children and families referred to the Child Protection Team can expect the following procedures to occur:

    • Parent and child are interviewed separately to obtain a history.
    • The child is given a complete physical examination; a parent or guardian may be present.
    • Photographs are taken with a special camera.
    • Lab tests are conducted as necessary.
    • Every effort is made to help the child feel relaxed and comfortable.

    The Facts

    • Child abuse occurs at every income level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and at all levels of education.
    • A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the U.S.
    • Ninety percent of child abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68 percent are abused by family members.

     Learn how to help.

    Appointments and Location

    (804) 828-7400

    Appointments and follow-up care:
    Children's Pavilion - Level 4, Pod F

    Acute sexual assaults, 24/7 care:
    Pediatric Emergency Room, Critical Care Hospital - Ground Level 

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