Policy & Guidelines

Consultations

CPSIG have developed statements on safeguarding, to be submitted to NICE for all relevant consultations.

Local Guidelines

If you have any local guidelines you would like to share with CPSIG members, please contact cpsig@rcpch.ac.uk.

National Guidelines

Dept for Education Safeguarding Children from Abuse Linked to a Belief in Spirit Possession (2007)
National Public Health Service for Wales Peer review for doctors who safeguard children
Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (all external links)
Guidance for best practice for the management of intimate images that may become evidence in court (2010)
Child Protection Clinical Network: Protecting Children, Supporting Paediatricians (2010) 
Significant Harm Intercollegiate policy statement (2009)
Fabricated and Induced Illness: a practical guide for paediatricians (2009)
Guidance for best practice for the management of intimate images that may become evidence in court (2009)
Understanding Parent's Information Needs and Experiences Where Professional Concerns Regarding Non-accidental Injury Were Not Substantiated (2009)
Hypernatraemia: an evidence-based guideline (2009)
The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse. An evidence-based review and guidance for best practice (2009)
Guidelines on Paediatric Forensic Examination in Relation to Possible Child Sexual Abuse (2008)
Standards for Radiological Investigations of Suspected Non-accidental Injury(2008)
Child Protection Reader(2007)
Child Protection Companion (2006)
Department of Health Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (2002)
What To Do If You're Worried A Child Is Being Abused (2003)
Working Together to Safeguard Children: A Guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (1999)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines