Table 2

Social Services referrals: comparison of cases and controls up to age 6 years

A. Baseline Social Services referral data: comparison of cases and controls
Total referred “in need” (n)GenderMedian ageChild protection register or local authority care
Abused (n)Neglected (n)
Cases referred prior to burn injury104 male, 6 female11 months1 femaleNone
Controls referred prior to the date of their cases’ burn injury44 female6.5 monthsNone1 female
B. Comparison of cases and controls at age 3 years and 6 years
Total referred “in need” (n)GenderMedian age at first referralChild protection register or local authority care
Abused (n)Neglected (n)
Age 3 years
    Cases2516 male, 9 female16 months6 (4 male, 2 female)2 (1 male, 1 female)
    Controls117 male, 4 female18 monthsNone1 female
Age 6 years
    Cases (excluding those who had only a single referral to Social Services at the time of burn)4628 male, 18 female34.5 months8 (5 male, 3 female)6 (3 male, 3 female)
    Controls2614 male, 12 female42 months1 male1 female