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
- RCPCH Child Protection Companion
- NICE Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s, 2009
- RCR Standards for radiological investigations of suspectd non – accidental injury. 2008
- Brandon M, Glaser D, Maguire S, McCrory E, Lushey C, Ward H. Indicators of neglect: missed opportunities. Department for Education, 2014
- Harris J, Sidebotham P, Welbury R, Townsend R Green M, Goodwin J, Franklin C. Child protection and the dental team: an introduction to safeguarding children in dental practice. Sheffield: Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND), 2009
- Watts P, Child maltreatment guideline working party of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. Abusive head trauma and the eye in infancy. Eye. 2013, 27(10): 1227-1229
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.
- Bruises on children
- Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children
- Fractures in children
- Head and spinal injuries in children
- Neglect and emotional abuse in children aged 5-14
- Neglect and emotional abuse in teenagers aged 13-18
- Thermal injuries on children
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.
- Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence (ARCHE)
- British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
- Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO)
- Child Abuse Professional Network (CAPnet)
- Child Family and Community Australia
- Child Welfare Information Gateway (formerly National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect)
- CHILDREN 1ST
- Children and Young People’s Research Network Wales (CYPRN)
- Current Awareness Service for Policy, Practice and Research (CASPAR)
- Healing Foundation Children’s Burns Research Centre
- International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
- National Children’s Bureau (NCB)
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
- Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)
- Research in Practice (RIP)
- Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
- Translational Research on Child Neglect Consortium (TRCNC)
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.