Protocol for injuries in non-mobile children

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Bruising and injury in babies and infants who are not crawling, cruising or walking (non-mobile) is rare and will always result in an immediate discussion with Children's Social Care.

Making a referral is the responsibility of the first professional to learn of, or observe, the injury.

Wherever possible, the decision to refer should be undertaken jointly with another professional, though this requirement should not prevent an individual professional, of any status, referring to Children's Social Care, any child with an injury who in their judgement may be at risk of child abuse.