CPSIG Resources

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External Resources

General Guidance
DoH Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013)
NICE NICE Guidance: When to Suspect Child Maltreatment
DoE Child abuse concerns: guide for practitioners (link to follow)
Physical abuse
RCPCH Child Protection Companion (CPC) - 2nd Edition
RCPCH Standards for Radiological Investigations of Suspected Non-Accidental Injury (2008)
Sexual Abuse Examinations
Faculty Forensic and Legal Medicine / RCPCH Guidelines on possible CSA examinations (2012)

Guidance on Urgency Sexual abuse examinations (2013)
- Pre pubertal
- Post Pubertal

The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine Recommendation for the Collection of Forensic Specimens from Complaints and Suspects (2016)
RCPCH Guidance for best practice for the management of intimate images that may become evidence in court
Sexual Exploitation
DoE What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited (2012)
DoE Safeguarding Children and Young people from sexual exploitation (2009)
Peer Review
National Public Health for Wales Peer Review for doctors who Safeguard children
RCPCH Guidance on Peer Review
Specific Guidance  
DoE Safeguarding Disabled Children (2009)

Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers (FII): A Practical Guide for Paediatricians (2009)

DfE and DH Safeguarding Children in whom illness is fabricated or induced (2008)
DfE and Home Office

Safeguarding children and young people who may be affected by gang activity (2010)


The Differential Diagnosis of Hypernatraemia in Children, with Particular Reference to Salt Poisoning (2009)

FGM Unit, Home Office

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (2016)


Understanding Parent’s information needs and experiences where Professional concerns regarding non-accidental Injury were not Substantiated (2009)

Munro Report The Munro Review of Child Protection: Final Report
Useful web links
  Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews
Scottish Government The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014)
  Scottish Child Protection Website
  NSPCC library and resources
E learning
E-Learning for Healthcare Learning for Healthcare: Safeguarding Children – free E learning covering levels 1, 2, and 3

Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff (2014)


Page last updated Nov 2016