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Are abused babies protected from further abuse?

Ellaway, B. A., Payne, Elizabeth, Rolfe, Kim, Dunstan, Frank David John, Kemp, Alison Mary, Butler, I. and Sibert, J. R. 2004. Are abused babies protected from further abuse? Archives of Disease in Childhood 89 (9) , pp. 845-846. 10.1136/adc.2003.035493

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A cohort of 69 physically abused babies under 1 year was followed for three years after the incident. Of the 49 babies who returned home following child protection investigations, 15 were further abused in the three year period, a re-abuse rate of 31%, which is grossly higher than the abuse rate in the general population.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 04:07

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