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‘Shaken Baby Syndrome': child protection issues when children sustain a subdural haemorrhage

Cobley, Catherine and Sanders, Tom 2003. ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome': child protection issues when children sustain a subdural haemorrhage. Journal of Social Welfare Law 25 (2) , pp. 101-119. 10.1080/0964906032000113349

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In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in both professional and public awareness of the incidence of a condition commonly referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’. One of the most common markers of the syndrome is the detection of a subdural haemorrhage (SDH) in an infant. This paper is based on the results of a 2-year research study on the legal and social consequences which arise when children sustain a subdural haemorrhage. The study, which was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is based on data collected from medical, police, social services and court records of sixty-eight children under the age of 2 years, who were diagnosed with a SDH between 1992 and 1998 in Wales and South West England.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shaken Baby Syndrome; subdural haemorrhage; empirical research; case series study; child protection;
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0964-9069
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 14:15

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