The Victoria Derbyshire Show investigated issues around bruising in babies and policies that force investigations of all bruised babies in some local authorities: Parents facing ‘unfair child abuse claims’ over bruising
Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it’s claimed.
Official guidelines from health watchdog NICE for hospital workers suggest such bruising is very uncommon.
University of Central Lancashire research suggested the guidelines mean social services are investigating parents too often.
See the video of parents impacted by these policies.
24 April 2018