Lightning Learning: Non-Accidental Injury
Non-accidental injury, physical abuse, child maltreatment
Suspect implausible, inadequate or inconsistent explanations.
Inspect physical features of injury, such as...
Shape and pattern of bruising, bites, lacerations, thermal injury
Age of fracture, multiple fractures
Intracranial injury without accidental major trauma
Genital infections, pregnancy or groin injury
It is estimated 1-in-14 children have been physically abused in the UK (NSPCC).
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of EVERY member of staff in the NHS.
Recognise the signs of child abuse
Respond using a Traffic Light System
Refer to the appropriate specialty or service
Responsibility to act on all your concerns