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Arch Dis Child. 2004 Sep;89(9):845-6.

Are abused babies protected from further abuse?

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  • 1Department of Child Health and Epidemiology, Cardiff University, Wales College of Medicine, Academic Centre, Llandough Hospital, Wales, UK.

Abstract

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.

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PMC1763201
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