Order Physical Signs of CSA handbook - for named and designated doctors

Update - delay on fulfilling orders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff are mostly working from home. This means we are unable to send copies of this publication at the current time. You're welcome to complete this form, and we'll send your order as soon as we can.

How to order

If you are a named or designated doctor for safeguarding children in the UK, are involved in the forensic medical examination of children for suspected CSA and are a member of the RCPCH, the evidence-based review, The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse, is provided free of charge.

To receive your copy, please complete the form below. Once we confirm you meet the eligibility criteria, we will post the book to the address provided.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, you can buy the book through our stockists, Lavenham Press.

Members of the FFLM (Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine), RCP (Royal College of Physicians) or BAPS (British Association of Paediatric Surgeons) or RCPCH who are not designated doctors for safeguarding children are eligible for a member’s price of £35 plus delivery. For all other non-members the price is £49 plus delivery.

Your privacy

We take your privacy seriously and will only process your data in line with UK data protection legislation and for the purposes of providing you with a copy of the CSA book. We will never sell or pass on your details to third parties without your consent. Your information will be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of distributing your copy of the CSA book.

To find out more about how and why we process your personal data and your access rights, please read the website privacy policy.


If you have any problems or queries please contact us on evidence@rcpch.ac.uk.

Named or designated doctor
Are you a named or designated doctor for safeguarding?
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Your name
For RCPCH members, this is your membership number
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We will send your copy to this address.

Work address
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If not a named or designated doctor

This publication is only available free of charge to those who are:

  • a named or designated doctor in safeguarding, and
  • an RCPCH member.

You can purchase a copy through our stockists, Lavenham Press.