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Non-Accidental Injuries


It can be difficult to spot non-accidental injuries. In some cases, signs can be missed because they are complex, and it is unclear what has happened. The following resources are useful for anyone working or volunteering with young children. 


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Unexplained, Non-accidental Bruising or Injuries to Babies and Young Children Resources

National Review of Non-Accidental Injury in under 1s (

Bruising in non-mobile infants ( 


SET Procedures – Non-Accidental Injury (NAI) 

Section 19.2.4 

Section 35.9.2 


Management of Suspicious, Unexplained Injuries or Bruising in Children for Frontline Practitioners 




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Bruises on children (CORE-INFO leaflet) ( 

CORE – INFO: Head and spinal injuries in children ( 


North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

One Minute Guide – Unintentional Injuries in the Under 5’s

7 Point Briefing - Learning relating to non-accidental injury in a baby


Lewisham Safeguarding Partnership

7 minute briefing: Summary of findings from Cross Borough CSPR with London Borough of Lewisham Child DA November 2021


East Sussex

Non-Accidental Injury Under 5 Deep Dive: Summary for Practitioners & Managers April 2021


Virtual College

Learning from SCR’s (Free online course)

The course modules contain up to 10 case scenarios based on the following eight SCR themes:


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