We thought we would share our feelings around this emotive question as we have been asked. We know how much anxiety everyone has at the moment, especially about whether to send their child to school. There are many different opinions and choices.
Unfortunately, being a paediatrician means that not only do we see sick children but we see children who have been neglected and abused. Seeing a child who has been mistreated, often by a loved one or caregiver on whom they depend, is awful.