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Child Protection Medical Assessment Pathway

Child Protection Medical Assessment Pathway – a toolkit for practitioners working in Birmingham and Solihull

This toolkit provides guidance for professionals (such as those in education, healthcare, social services and police) who work with children aged 0-18 and have identified worrying marks, bruises or injuries or have concerns about possible safeguarding or child protection.

The toolkit includes:

  • step-by-step guidance for professionals to follow
  • a simple screening tool graphic to help professionals to quickly recognise concerning bruising on the body
  • guidance around what a child protection medical assessment is
  • explanations of language and medical terms that may be used in reports.

Download the toolkit here.

Child protection toolkit launched :: NHS Birmingham and Solihull (