Unexplained bruising may also be symptomatic of certain cancers, but 20 per cent of parents would avoid seeing a doctor, with many saying they would be concerned about being reported to social services.The findings, based on responses from a cross-section of the UK, also showed that one in five individuals would associate severe bruising in a child with parental abuse.Consequently, parents of children with the conditions have reported being subject to scrutiny and investigation by authorities.
A spokesperson for Oxfordshire County Council where Mrs Skinner and her family live stated they could not comment on individual cases, but take referrals relating to the potential injury of children, “extremely seriously” and “investigate immediately.” They added that they work with partner agencies, including health services, when possible.
Liz Carroll, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society said they now want to work with local authorities to improve awareness of blood disorders.“There are already individuals in hospitals who have responsibility for child protection.
We would like to start working with them to ensure bleeding disorders are prevented from being treated as child abuse.
actor will soon be seen essaying the role of Chandu Chekavar in the film helmed by the critically acclaimed director Jayaraj.
The suave actor, who has been taking training in Kalaripayattu to aptly match the character he is playing on-screen, recently got bruised while performing a fighting sequence.
A significant proportion of parents would avoid seeking help for unexplained bruises through fear of child abuse accusations, increasing the risk of undiagnosed blood disorders, a leading charity has said.Bruises are a key characteristic of blood disorders, but new research from the Haemophilia Society revealed 22 per cent of the population are unaware of the link.Sian Skinner, a mother of three boys with Von Willebrand, was reported to social services last year after an individual voiced concern about bruises on her youngest son.A sufferer of Von Willebrand herself, she said: “Social services were in my house within half an hour.I was told that my children may have to go into care whilst they investigated the allegation, and my eldest two children were formally interviewed in school.”“The fear of someone saying they’re going to take your children into care is horrific.”“It makes you feel as a parent you have to cover up your children because of what people think.It’s particularly hard at this time of year when shorts start to come out.”The investigation lasted six weeks, and Mrs Skinner said she is now afraid to tell off her children in public, through fear it could be equated with their bruises.