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Improving policy and practice on bruising in premobile infants

    Mon, 23 January 2023, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT

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    In September 2022 the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published a report which requested that “all safeguarding partners review their current policies on bruising in non-mobile infants to check for consistency with the evidence base and national guidelines.” This webinar reviews the evidence base and presents the experience of families affected by this guidance. It presents research by Professor Bilson and Dr Talia that shows how and why current guidance and practice needs to change.

    Who should participate?

    The webinar is aimed at practitioners, managers and policy makers in social care, health, and police. It may also benefit legal professionals and others interested in the effective operation of the child protection system.


    Andy Bilson is Emeritus Professor of Social Work and co-chair of the Parents, Families and Allies Network. He was previously assistant director of social work in Fife Region and director of the Council of Europe’s observatory on children’s rights. He publishes internationally on child protection practice and policy.

    His work on bruising in premobile infants was presented at the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s round table which led to their statement on policies. His recent article is available here

    Parents with lived experience of this issue in the child protection system

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