Oral injuries and bites on children: Core info leaflet How to identify injuries to the mouth and human bites that may be the result of child abuse

School girl drawingThis leaflet summarises what is currently known about oral injuries, how to identify human bite injuries and when to be concerned that a child may have been physically abused.

It has been produced to assist all professionals who work with children. The information will be of particular interest to dentists, dental care professionals, paediatricians, and Accident and Emergency (A&E) staff. It will also be relevant to nursery nurses, health visitors, school nurses, teachers, legal practitioners, social workers and the police.

Author: NSPCC and Cardiff University
Published: 2012

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The Core info leaflet series is based on a collaborative project by the NSPCC and Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Review Group at the Early Years research section of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

The Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Review Group are engaged in a rolling programme of systematic reviews of published research literature on aspects of physical child abuse and neglect.

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