These two flowcharts (pre-pubertal and post-pubertal) are for the use of appropriately trained forensic clinicians and paediatricians:
- forensic clinicians and paediatricians, for complainants/complainers who are children, i.e. under the age of 18 years;
- forensic clinicians for complainants/complainers who are adults, i.e. over the age of 18 years.
The flowcharts are intended to help the forensic clinician’s decision-making process when deciding if a forensic medical examination is warranted between midnight and 07:00, or can wait and be done during the day.