Responding to Concerns about Bruising in children Who are Not Yet Independently Mobile.
Recent serious case reviews and individual child protection cases across the UK, have indicated that clinical staff have sometimes underestimated or ignored the likelihood, for child abuse, of the presence of bruising in children who are not independently mobile. As a result there have been a number of cases where bruised children have suffered further significant abuse that might have been prevented if action had been taken at an earlier stage. The majority of children who are not independently mobile are babies, but it is important to also consider older children with a physical disability whom are also not independently mobile. LSCB have developed guidance for responding to concerns about bruising in children who are not yet independently mobile.
Bruising in Children Who are not Yet Independently Mobile