Scene 2: David is talking to you about Christmas whilst playing at the cooker...


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With his eyes averted, David tells you that his mummy hits him with one of these. He holds up a wooden spoon.

He then goes on to say, "Mummy and Daddy have lots of fights and at weekend. When they were fighting I got in the way and Daddy pushed me. I fell into the wall and now my shoulder hurts."

David lifts his shirt sleeve to show you his bruised shoulder.

What should you say?

There, there. It will get better soon... Oh, my God! You poor boy! Quietly ask David what happened. Promise not to tell anyone. Return to the beginning of the Child Protection Scenario