Inflicted head injuries are the most serious form of physical child abuse, with some of the most severe consequences for the child's future wellbeing. They are also a leading cause of death among children who have been abused.
This CORE-INFO leaflet summarises what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries in children.
CORE-INFO: Head and Spinal Injuries in Children forms part of a series of information leaflets on aspects of physical child abuse based on a collaborative piece of work by the NSPCC and the Welsh Child Protection Systematic Review Group (CORE-INFO) at the Department of Child Health, Cardiff University.
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