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Elie Godsi is the author of the Psychologist’s Report which formed a critical part of the National Review of Non-Accidental Injury in Under 1s that was published in 2021.

In this video and audio, Elie joins CareKnowledge's Head of Content, Rob Mair, to provide an understanding of his role in the National Review and the work he did interviewing male perpetrators of injuries in Under 1s. He presents the findings from those interviews which were incorporated into the final report.

Elie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over thirty years’ experience in the fields of adult and forensic mental health as well as public and child protection. The research for the National Review, combined with his extensive experience has led Elie to develop deep insights into many of the factors that place children at high risk of harm from male perpetrators. Here, Elie shares the findings from the Review, including real examples where the risks from male carers/fathers were not identified - with tragic consequences.

The focus is on drawing out lessons for professionals to understand the key factors that must be recognised in order to identify those children most at risk of harm.

This video and audio are recordings of a CareKnowledge Live webinar first broadcast on 27 April 2022.


Video replay 



Running time: 1:40:55

Key moments:

09:55 – What’s at stake?
30:04 – How Elie looks at risk
37:35 – Data headlines
44:30 – Emerging themes, key learning points, and red flags
1:17:50 – Low frustration threshold; how can we measure and assess for it?
1.32:08 – Professional curiosity and due diligence


Audio version


Running time: 1:41:12


Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the key findings from the National Review for Non-Accidental Injury in the Under 1s
  • Gain an understanding of the lives of the men who injured/caused the death of Under 1s in the National Review
  • Explore the nature of risk
  • Develop an understanding of 'red flags' and how to identify high risk
  • Develop an awareness of common misconceptions associated with evaluating risk
  • Deepen your understanding of what information you need to be able to assess risk and evidence your concerns