Bruising in non-mobile babies

We have a agreed a multi-agency protocol to provide all frontline staff and managers, including those in children’s social care, health, early years settings and the police with a clear pathway for the assessment, management and referral of non-mobile babies who present with any form of bruising.

The aim of this agreed multi-agency protocol is to:

  • Protect babies from harm caused by abuse
  • Identify medical causes of bruising
  • Reduce the risk of harm to baby and families from child protection investigations when abuse is not present

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