Understanding medical examinations for children of sexual abuse

The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Assault (The CSA Centre) has developed an informative, evidence-based resource for frontline practitioners in social care, health and police to explain the paediatric medical examination that takes place when this a disclosure or suspicion of child sexual abuse.


The scoping review

This scoping review presents the available, up-to-date evidence on the role and purpose of the medical examination and the lived experience of, and impacts on, children and young people of having an examination.

This report will be of interest to frontline practitioners in social care, police and health, as well as leaders and those responsible for the professional development and training of professionals in these sectors.