Physical Abuse
Bruises, welts, cuts, burns or fractures - either unexplained or where the injury is not consistent
with the explanation.
Injury in an area where children don't usually get
hurt - the torso, back, neck, buttocks, thighs.
Repeated injury suggesting a pattern of abuse.
Delay in seeking medical treatment.
Attempts by a caretaker to hide an injury or
seclude the child.