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Medicolegal and Ethics Separating the child from parents in child abuse

Hi all,
In a questions described some evidence of parent child abuse (inkl two ribs hairline fracture). And kid is 5yo.
And asked what your next step?
-Notify Child protective Service
-Separate the child from the parents
(I eliminate other answers for distraction)

Correct answer is separate this kids from the parents. Yes it is logically, but I thought I need to call to the Child protective service. It their work and you need to argue with parents or even fight with them Well I confused.
Is the separation the best and only one appropriate answer? And how I need to answer during USMLE test?
Instead of saying “we don’t know why,” though, say “idiopathic.” It sounds so much smarter.
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The first and foremost, according to me, is to separate the child.
You can call the child protection service later on. But you have to make sure that the child does not go back with parents. otherwise the potential of child abuse is higher until the child protection service can get custody of the child.
So thats what i think. I will love to hear other ppls opinion
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