Child Protection Evidence

Our evidence-based resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system. Formerly known as CORE Info, it comprises 15 systematic reviews.

What are the reviews?

Formerly known as The Cardiff Child PrOtection Systematic REviews project (CORE Info), we now run 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.


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.