This pathway describes the action that a practitioner should take if they become aware of a bruise or suspicious mark on a non-mobile baby. A new animation film, developed by a multi-agency partnership group led by Dr Becky Sands (Designated Doctor for Safeguarding), is now available to help promote the pathway. The film provides advice to practitioners about seeking an explanation from the babies carers and what action to take if no explanation is provided or an unlikely or inadequate explanation is given.
Please take a look at the animation and share it with your colleagues.
The film promotes the ‘bruising in babies pathway’ which has recently been updated
The ‘bruising in babies pathway’ can be found in the resources section of the procedures.
Link to the article page here