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CORE-INFO: Head and Spinal Injuries in Children

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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