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The study Child protection services for children with special healthcare needs: a population record linkage study (Hindmarsh et al. 2020) examines the characteristics of contact with child protection services for children in the early childhood years (ages 5-6) with special health care needs (SHCN). This peer-reviewed study led by the University of New South Wales was completed using data from the New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS). The NSW-CDS is a longitudinal population study of the mental health and wellbeing of more than 90,000 children born in NSW between 2000 and 2006. It links administrative records from multiple NSW agencies spanning health, education, child protection and criminal justice, with cross-sectional assessments collected in early and middle childhood.
What did the study find?