Radiology plays an important role in the detection and evaluation of physical child abuse. The Child Abuse Taskforce is an international collaborative effort to increase awareness and improve the quality of radiological imaging throughout Europe.

The Child Abuse Taskforce aims:

  • to build up a network of paediatric radiologists within the ESPR who are involved in child abuse imaging and share experiences and knowledge
  • to explore the possibilities of cross-border research in the field of child abuse imaging.
  • to generate an ESPR guideline on child abuse imaging, which could serve as a standard for national and international guidelines.
  • to translate into European languages the Royal College of Radiology/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Guidelines for Imaging in Suspected Non-Accidental Injury (endorsed by the ESPR Committee as the guidelines throughout Europe)

Chairperson
Amaka Offiah, Sheffield/UK

Co-chairperson
Maria Raissaki, Heraklion/GR

Members
Catherine Adamsbaum, Le Kremlin Bicêtre /FR
Rick van Rijn, Amsterdam/NL
Ignasi Barber, Esplugues de Llobregat/ES

If you would like to become a member of the Child Abuse Taskforce, please send your CV to office@espr.org.

  • Audit of skeletal survey guidelines in use for suspected abuse across Europe and adoption of European-wide guidelines
  • Audit of neuroradiological guidelines in use for suspected abuse across Europe and adoption of European-wide guidelines
  • Review of radiologists’ agreement in diagnosing rickets
  • Review of correlation of radiological features of rickets and vitamin D levels