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Child Care Health Dev. 1991 Jul-Aug;17(4):243-58.

The abuse of disabled children: a review of the literature.

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Public Policy Department, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), London, England.


Literature concerning the abuse of disabled children is examined with a view to elucidating why it is that this problem has not received full attention from professionals to date. Two contributing factors emerge: the limits of studies that have been conducted and the failure of society to address the needs of disabled children. It is concluded that disabled children are at increased risk of abuse, and that new policy and research initiatives are required in this area.

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