The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse: An evidence-based review and guidance for best practice

Source:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - RCPCH
Publisher:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Publication date:
01 May 2015

Abstract

This evidence-based review and guidance for best practice is a revision of the 2008 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) publication 'The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse’. Based on the best available evidence, it has been produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM).

The 2015 book updates the evidence of the physical signs of child sexual abuse from the 2008 publication and includes three new reviews on:

  • Anogenital signs of accidental injuries in girls and boys
  • Genital bleeding in prepubertal girls
  • Healing in anogenital injuries