Current Care Guideline «Lapsen seksuaalisen hyväksikäytön epäilyn tutkiminen»1 and Summary «Lapsen seksuaalisen hyväksikäytön epäilyn tutkiminen»2 in Finnish
According to Finnish Child Welfare Law, the authorities are obligated to report suspicions of child sexual abuse immediately to the police and to social services to ensure the well being of the child. The investigating police may request assistance for forensic interviews and medical assessments from specialized units. The child’s disclosure is often the most important part of the evaluation. The timing of medical examination is crucial to obtain biological trace of evidence and to document evidence of acute injury or infection. The need for crisis support must be evaluated.
Jorma Piha (chair)