Abandoned babies and absent policies.

  title={Abandoned babies and absent policies.},
  author={Joanne Mueller and Lorraine Sherr},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={93 2-3},
OBJECT Although infant abandonment is a historical problem, we know remarkably little about the conditions or effects of abandonment to guide evidence driven policies. This paper briefly reviews the existing international evidence base with reference to potential mental health considerations before mapping current UK guidelines and procedures, and available incidence data. Limitations arising from these findings are discussed with reference to international practice, and interpreted in terms of… CONTINUE READING

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