About the systematic reviews

What are the reviews?

Formerly known as The Cardiff Child PrOtection Systematic REviews project (CORE Info), the RCPCH now runs Child Protection Evidence. The resource informs the content of our publications, including Child Protection Companion and Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse.

While the format of each review is revised to fit the style of the College and amalgamated into a comprehensive document, the content remains unchanged until reviewed and new evidence is identified and added to the evidence base. Updated content is indicated on individual review pages.

UK national guidance informed by Child Protection Evidence

NSPCC flyers for health professionals working with children

This series of resources detail aspects of physical child abuse. They are based on collaborative work by the the children’s charity NSPCC and Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews at Cardiff University.

They are of use to a wide range of professionals in different disciplines who work with children and young people and their families.

Further links

The following direct you to other resources which you may find helpful.

While we take care to ensure that these links are active and the websites are reputable and accurate, we cannot guarantee this. The inclusion of links to such websites is for your convenience only, and does not imply any endorsement of the content of such sites.

We are thankful to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for their financial support of the pre-2017 systematic reviews and production of CORE Info leaflets, to the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD) for their financial support on the 2014 neurological injuries review and to Abbott for supplying review articles for the 2014 visceral injuries review.

Acknowledgements are also made to the RCPCH Child Protection Standing Committee, sub-committee and present expert reviewers.

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