Investigations of physical injury – specific issues

Information in the section entitled “Investigation of Allegations of Child Abuse” applies here.

In many instances of allegations of physical injury it will be necessary to respond urgently.

If the child has an injury/injuries which is/are suspicious, i.e. the parent, carer and/or child’s explanation does not appear consistent with the injury/ injuries, consideration should be given to seeking an urgent medical examination. There should be a discussion between team leader and police on how to proceed.