Child protection and the anaesthetist

This document - published by Royal College of Anaesthetists in partnership with the RCPCH, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, and Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain - aims to assist anaesthetists and theatre personnel where safeguarding concerns are raised during the course of a routine anaesthetic or perioperative care. It sets out the process for a planned anaesthetic for a formal (‘forensic’) examination for suspected child sexual abuse.