Physical signs of child sexual abuse
An evidence based review and guideline for best practice.
This handbook is a revision of the 1997 Royal College of Physicians publication 'Physical Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children'. Based on the best available evidence, it has been produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of London and its Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.
The review focuses on evidence for the physical signs of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the following areas: female genitalia; male genitalia; anal signs; oral signs; and sexually transmitted infections.
The literature search has been updated and an interim statement summarising the findings is available to download:
Please note: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Association of Chief Police Officers and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine have recently updated the document, 'Guidance for best practice for the management of intimate images that may become evidence in court'.
Get a copy of the CSA publication
The publication is available free of charge to all designated and named doctors (email: firstname.lastname@example.org); however, if you are not eligable then you can still purchase a copy of the review through the Lavenham Group. The charges include shipping and handling and are as follows:
- FREE to designated and named doctors
- Delivery within the UK: £31.06
- Delivery to Europe: £40.06
- Delivery to the rest of the world: £46.06
To purchase online or for further information:
Website (buy online) - http://rcpch.lpl-uk.com/pubdetail.php?StockID=9005
Email Lavenham Group - email@example.com
Cheques may be made payable to 'Lavenham Group plc' and posted to the address below.
Lavenham Group plc
47 Water Street
Telephone - 01787 249 295
Fax - 01787 248 267
See the list of reviewers for the CSA book.