Topic: Violence and abuse

Survey of assessments for possible physical child abuse in Norwegian children’s wards

2008 This project has been completed 2010

Project Manager

  • Dyb, Grete

    Dyb, Grete

    Research Professor / Professor, University of Oslo / dr. med.

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Project Members

Main objective

To survey the scope of assessments to identify physical child abuse in Norwegian children’s wards and to acquire an overview of the type of cases and examination practice.


Registration of measures in Norwegian children’s wards by anonymous forms throughout a period of one year.


Myhre, M., Lindboe, A., & Dyb, G. (2010). Oppdager sykehusene barnemishandling? En kartlegging av utredningspraksis [Do hospitals disclose child abuse? An assessment of evaluating practices.] Norwegian only. (Rapport 2010).