Table 1

Summary of key findings

Variables, NAll
200
2018
78
2019
75
2020
47
P value
Age in months Median (IQR)69 (85)72.5 (76)70 (109)55 (77)0.598
Gender Female (%)73 (36.5)32 (41.0)31 (41.3)10 (21.3)0.046
School status (%)
 Preschool85 (42.5)34 (43.6)30 (40.0)21 (44.7)0.637
 Primary (reception—year 2006)78 (39.0)32 (41.0)26 (34.7)20 (42.6)
 Secondary (year 2007–2011)32 (16.0)11 (14.1)16 (21.3)5 (10.6)
 College/sixth form (year 2012–2013)5 (2.5)1 (1.3)3 (4.0)1 (2.1)
Is child an index case (vs sibling or household contact)? Yes (%)134 (67)46 (59.0)56 (74.7)32 (68.1)0.117
Source of referral (who did child disclose abuse to, or who initiated CPME referral) (%)
 School or yearly years staff86 (43.9)36 (47.4)38 (52.1)12 (25.5)0.015
 Social care staff22 (11.2)10 (13.2)3 (4.1)9 (19.1)
 Police22 (11.2)11 (14.5)7 (9.6)4 (8.5)
 Family member36 (18.4)9 (11.8)17 (23.3)10 (21.3)
 Medical professional4 (2.0)2 (2.6)2 (2.7)0 (0.0)
 Foster carer7 (3.6)1 (1.3)2 (2.7)4 (8.5)
 Sibling current inpatient due to NAI12 (6.1)6 (7.9)1 (1.4)5 (10.6)
 Other7 (3.6)1 (1.3)3 (4.1)3 (6.4)
 Was child known to social care prior to CPME referral? Yes (%)151 (75.9)58 (74.4)56 (75.7)37 (78.7)0.857
 Is child an open case to social care now? Yes (%)106 (53.3)39 (50.0)38 (51.4)29 (61.7)0.409
 Are there physical findings to support NAI or neglect? Yes (%)98 (51.0)32 (41.0)46 (59.0)27 (57.4)0.071
 Does the report indicate significant safeguarding concerns? Yes %180 (93.8)69 (88.5)64 (95.5)47 (100)0.014
  • CPME, child protection medical examination; NAI, non-accidental injury.