The Child check (Kindcheck) was created under the Dutch legislation that introduced the reporting code for domestic violence and child abuse. The aim of the Child check is to identify a larger number of children who are at serious risk of abuse or neglect. Augeo took the abstract concept of the Child check and turned it into a practical tool.
Who is it for?
The Child check was specifically designed for use by people who work professionally with adult clients. These include general practitioners and other doctors, nursing staff, social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists.
When should you use the Child check?
The Child check is to be performed during contact with adults and involves checking whether they have any children and assessing whether these children may be at risk. The check should be used, for example, with adult clients who have serious psychological problems, an addiction to alcohol or drugs, or a violent partner.