Educational Resources

Whilst all anaesthetists must maintain Child Safeguarding/Protection training at level 2 or 3 much of this may not seem applicable to the everyday working in operating theatres, intensive care or pain clinic. The RCoA have therefore commissioned several bespoke pieces of work to assist anaesthetists and we hope these will help provide relevant personal and group CPD.


You may also find it useful to refer to the resources on our Key References and Links page.


Virtual cases (PowerPoints)




Other useful sources of information

  • Fixers - is a UK based Charity for 16-25 year olds which aims to get young people "using their past to fix their future". Their website contains a variety of resources including short films on a range of subjects from mental health to safeguarding issues. These might be of use to recommend to young people/young adults when caring for them in, for example, the context of a chronic pain consultation.
  • Patterns of bruising in preschool children – a longitudinal study: Kemp AM, et al. Arch Dis Child 2015;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307120*
  • Body maps which demonstrate the distribution of common bruises in childhood

Distribution of percentage of 2,570 collections from 328 children with at least one bruise by location and development stage.

*This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: