Guides and Practice

Child Protection Evidence’, a series of systematic reviews to help clinicians identify the signs of physical abuse and neglect, has been launched today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath.

These reviews were originally carried out by Cardiff University in association with the NSPCC (and known as CORE INFO) and have now been taken over by the RCPCH. 

The reviews include the latest evidence on a series of areas, including:

  • Fractures
  • Neurological injuries
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Bites
  • Spinal injuries
  • Ear, nose and throat injuries
  • Oral injuries
  • Retinal findings
  • Visceral injuries



Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for obsessive–compulsive disorder in young people: study suggests it’s cost-effective, but more research needed


This Mental Elf blog considers a recent randomised control trial that looks at the cost-effectiveness of therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). This post appeared first on National Elf Service. Summary: Internet delivered CBT offers a means of treatment that can negate the impact of scarce therapists and geographical issues related to place of care. This study finds that iCBT is a cheap and effective method of treating adolescents with OCD. There were many limitations with the study: a larger, longer term RCT is required to further examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ICBT in this population.