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Disabled children risk further abuse after unsubstantiated referral for neglect, research finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h7031 (Published 07 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h7031
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Children with disabilities who have an initial unsubstantiated referral for neglect are at increased risk of being maltreated subsequently, a research letter published in JAMA has warned.1

Researchers analysed data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, which collects data …

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