Bruising Protocol in Mobile and Non-Mobile Children


Bruising Protocol in Mobile and Non-Mobile Children

Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) has published a comprehensive review of its bruising protocol in mobile and non-mobile children. It has also produced accompanying pathway documents.

The aim of these protocols is to provide frontline health and other child protection professionals with a knowledge base and action strategy for the assessment, management and referral of mobile and non-mobile children and young people under the age 18 who present with bruising or unexplained injury.

BSCP has published these reviewed protocols, which incorporate up to date clinical best practice, following safeguarding reviews at a local level in which it was identified that a renewed focus on supporting professionals to identify and contextualise bruising on children was important in deciding the thresholds required within child protection. They also follow on from a national lens of scrutiny upon responding effectively to bruising following tragic incidents of children being harmed or killed.

BSCP is delivering three webinars to raise awareness of the protocols. The sessions will take place at the following times (it is only necessary to attend one):