‘Fracture Prints’ May Help Solve Child Abuse Cases

Researching Reform

Non accidental injuries, the term used inside the child welfare sector, and by medical experts to describe injuries which are believed to have been caused by adults deliberately inflicting physical harm to children, are notoriously hard to identify.

The result is that sometimes, innocent parents who have not harmed their children at all are found guilty of child abuse, resulting in families being torn apart by a misdiagnosis. We have assisted on cases liked these in the past and it is clear from current practice that only a select few medical practitioners around the country have any real business diagnosing these kinds of injuries. Most doctors and attending nurses have very little training in this area. Combine this thought with the reality that even science is not yet up to speed on this kind of injury and what you have is a recipe for injustice and children finding themselves in…

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