Child Maltreatment Publications

Sidebotham, P. (2015) Parental beliefs and child protection. Child Abuse Review 24(6): 389-394

Sidebotham, P. (2015). Learning To Listen: To Young People, Parents, Perpetrators. Child Abuse Review 24(3): 155-158.

Appleton, J. V. and P. Sidebotham (2015). The Child at the Centre of Care. Child Abuse Review 24(2): 77-81.

Sidebotham, P. (2015). The Challenge and Complexities of Physical Abuse. Child Abuse Review 24(1): 1-5.


Sidebotham, P (2014) What did you do at work today, Daddy?  Child Abuse Review. 23(5): 307-301

Sidebotham P, Giving evidence in court, Paediatrics and Child Health (2014),

Sidebotham P, Appleton J (2014) From 2014 to 2015 and Beyond: Using Evidence to Promote the Protection of Children Worldwide.  Child Abuse Review  23(1): 1-4


Sidebotham, P. (2013). “Rethinking Filicide.” Child Abuse Review 22(5): 305-310.

Sidebotham, P. (2013). “Culpability, Vulnerability, Agency and Potential: Exploring our Attitudes to Victims and Perpetrators of Abuse.” Child Abuse Review 22(3): 151-154.

Sidebotham, P. (2013). “Authoritative Child Protection.” Child Abuse Review 22(1): 1-4.

Sidebotham P, Prest C. Court proceedings: giving evidence. In RCPCH, Child Protection Companion. London: RCPCH, 2013.


Sidebotham, P. and J. V. Appleton (2012). “Understanding Complex Systems of Abuse: Institutional and Ritual Abuse.” Child Abuse Review 21(6): 389-393.

Sidebotham, P. (2012). “Safeguarding in an Age of Austerity.” Child Abuse Review 21(5): 313-317.

Appleton, J. V. and P. Sidebotham. “Child Protection and Mental Health.” Child Abuse Review 2012; 21(3): 153-156.

Sidebotham, P. and J. V. Appleton. “Revolutions in Safeguarding?” Child Abuse Review 2012; 21(1): 1-6.

Sidebotham, P. “What do serious case reviews achieve?” Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2012  97(3): 189-192.

Gilbert R, Fluke J, O’Donnell M, Gonzalez-Izquierdo A, Brownell M, Gulliver P, Janson S, Sidebotham P. Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries. Lancet, 2012; 379(9817): 758-772. (6 citations)

Sidebotham P, Atkins B, Hutton JL.  Changes in rates of violent child deaths in England and Wales between 1974 and 2008: an analysis of national mortality data. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2012  97(3), 193-199.

Solebo C, Watson C, Sidebotham P. Preparing paediatricians for court: evaluation of a court skills training programme. Child Abuse Review 2012; 21(2): 131-140.  DOI: 10.1002/car.1161


Appleton JV, Sidebotham P. Making an impact for children.  Child Abuse Review, 2011; 20: 391–394.  DOI: 10.1002/car.1208

Sidebotham P, Bailey S, Belderson P, Brandon M. Fatal child maltreatment in England, 2005-9 Child Abuse and Neglect 2011 35(4): 299-306. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.01.005

Woodman J, Brandon M, Bailey S, Belderson P, Sidebotham P, Gilbert R.  Healthcare use by children fatally or seriously harmed by child maltreatment: analysis of a national case series 2005-7. Archives of Disease in Childhood Published online 17.1.11 DOI 10.1136/adc.2010.190314

Brandon M, Sidebotham P, Bailey S, Belderson P, Hawley C,  Ellis C, Megson M. New learning from serious case reviews: a two year report for 2009-2011. DFE-RR226. London: Department for Education, 2011.  ISBN 978-1-78105-123-8

Sidebotham, P., Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P. & Hawley, C. Serious and fatal child maltreatment: Setting serious case review data in context with other data on violent and maltreatment-related deaths in 2009-10. DFE RR 167. London: Department for Education, 2011. ISBN 978-1-78105-023-1

Brandon M, Sidebotham P, Ellis C, Bailey S, Belderson P. Child and family practitioners’ understanding of child development: lessons learnt from a small sample of Serious Case Reviews. Research report DFE-RR110. London, Department for Education, 2011


Sidebotham P, Brandon M, Powell C, Solebo C, Koistinen J, Ellis C. Learning from Serious Case Reviews: Report of a research study on the methods of learning lessons nationally from Serious Case Reviews. London, Department for Education, 2010

Peter Sidebotham, Mary Weeks. Multiagency contributions to assessment In Jan Horwath (Ed) The Child’s World: Assessing Children in Need, 2nd Edition. Jessica Kingsley, 2010

Anita Schrader McMillan, Jane Barlow, Sarah Stewart Brown, Yvonne Carter, Peter Sidebotham, Moli Paul. A Systematic Review of Interventions for the secondary

prevention and treatment of emotional abuse of children by primary carers



Harris JC, Balmer RC, Sidebotham PD. British Society of Paediatric Dentistry: a policy document on dental neglect in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; Published Online: May 14 2009. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2009.00996.x

Harris JC, Elcock C, Sidebotham PD, Welbury RR (2009). Safeguarding children in dentistry: 2. Do paediatric dentists neglect child dental neglect? British Dental Journal 206: 465-470. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.356

Harris JC, Elcock C, Sidebotham PD, Welbury RR. Safeguarding children in dentistry: 1. Child protection training, experience and practice of dental professionals with an interest in paediatric dentistry. British Dental Journal 2009; 206 (8): 409-414. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.307

Gilbert R. Kemp A. Thoburn J. Sidebotham P. Radford L. Glaser D. Macmillan HL. (2009) Recognising and responding to child maltreatment. Lancet. 373(9658):167-80

Brandon, M., Bailey, S, Belderson, P, Gardner, R., Sidebotham, P., et al. Understanding Serious Case Reviews and their Impact. A Biennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews 2005-07. London, Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009 ISBN 978 1 84775 474 5


Harris JC, Townsend MC, Sidebotham PD, Welbury RR (2008). Multi-agency management of child dental neglect: three family case reports. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, Abstracts of EAPD Congress 2008 : 37. P50.


Sidebotham P, Biu T, and Goldsworthy L. Child protection procedures in emergency departments. Emerg. Med. J., Dec 2007; 24: 831 – 835.

Harris JC, Sidebotham PD, Welbury RR. Safeguarding Children in Dental Practice. Dental Update 2007; 34: 508-517

Harris JC, Elcock C, Sidebotham PD, Welbury RR. Do paediatric dentists neglect child dental neglect? A UK survey. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2007; 17 (Suppl. 1): 29. PO005. doi:10.1111/j.1365-263X.2007.00838.x

Sidebotham PD, Harris JC. (2007) Protecting children. British Dental Journal 202: 422-423.


Peter Sidebotham, Jon Heron, ALSPAC Study Team. (2006) Child maltreatment in the ‘children of the nineties’: A cohort study of risk factors. Child Abuse & Neglect 30: 497–522.

Jenny Harris, Peter Sidebotham and Richard Welbury. Child Protection and the Dental Team: an introduction to safeguarding children in dental practice. London: Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors UK (COPDEND), 2006. ISBN-10 0-9552257-0-1


Peter Sidebotham. Embracing Change.  Child Abuse Review, 2005; 14: 77-81


P Sidebotham  Protecting babies. Child Abuse Review, 2003; 12: 353-357.

P Sidebotham Red skies, risk factors and early indicators. Invited comments on Early indicators of child abuse and neglect: a multi-professional Delphi study by Catherine Powell. Child Abuse Review 2003; 12: 41-45.

PD Sidebotham, J Heron, The ALSPAC study team. Child maltreatment in the ‘children of the nineties’: The role of the child. Child Abuse & Neglect, the International Journal 2003; 27: 337-352.


PD Sidebotham, J Heron, J Golding, The ALSPAC study team. Child maltreatment in the ‘children of the nineties’: Deprivation, class and social networks in a UK sample. Child Abuse & Neglect, the International Journal 2002; 26: 1243-1259


PD Sidebotham, The ALSPAC study team.  Culture, stress, and the parent-child relationship: a qualitative study of parents’ perceptions of parenting. Child: Care, Health and Development 2001; 27: 469-485

PD Sidebotham, J Golding, The ALSPAC study team. Child maltreatment in the ‘children of the nineties’: A longitudinal study of parental risk factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, the International Journal 2001; 25: 1177-1200

PD Sidebotham An ecological approach to child abuse: a creative use of scientific models in research and practice. Child Abuse Review 2001; 10: 97-112


PD Sidebotham, The ALSPAC study team.  Patterns of child abuse in early childhood, a cohort study of the “Children of the Nineties”. Child Abuse Review 2000; 9: 311-320


PD Sidebotham. Community Child Health in Cambodia: An evaluation of two programmes. Ambulatory Child Health 1998; 4: 223-230

PD Sidebotham, AV Pearce. An audit of child protection procedures in an accident and emergency department. BMJ 1997; 315: 855-6



Chaplin H, Sidebotham P. Child protection: emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. BMJ on-line learning module. In press.

Chaplin H, Sidebotham P. Child protection: physical abuse. BMJ on-line learning module. In press.

Tsouana E, Sidebotham P. Guide to non-accidental head injury. Community Care Inform web based practitioner guide. CC-Inform 2009. Available at:

Sidebotham P, Armstrong G, Bourke T, Garstang J, Skelton R, Smith H, Teasdale K. Safeguarding Children level 3 Training: Maintaining and Updating Competences. E-learning for Healthcare, 2010. On-line training resource.

  1. Solebo, P. Sidebotham. Book Review: Learning from child deaths and serious abuse in Scotland by S. Vincent. Child Abuse Review. DOI: 10.1002/car.1122

P SidebothamChild protection. Triple Helix 2004; 27: 11.

P Sidebotham. Child abuse. Triple Helix 2003; 25: 8-10.

P Sidebotham Family Matters: Interfaces between child and adult mental health (Book review). Journal of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001; 15; 203

P Sidebotham  Wednesday’s Child: Research into women’s experience of neglect and abuse in childhood, and adult depression (Book review). Journal of Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology 1999: 12: 466-7

P Sidebotham Dangerous Care (Book review). Child Abuse Review 1999








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