In many cases of sexual offences parents and caregivers prefer to take their children to a nearest hospital or a clinic even before they go to the police. Thus your response is key to the child’s well being and recovery. The evidence collected in the course of medical examination is the core of most investigations.
This page will help you understand some of the medico-legal aspects of the cases and also equip you with basic skills on how to interact with survivors and families. Every parent wants to take their child to a child-friendly hospital. You can help your hospital or practice become that space.