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Identifying children with mental handicap in new referrals to a community child and family service

  • Robert Colgate (a1)
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Clinical experience suggested that between one tenth and one fifth of new referrals to a county-wide child and family service were referrals of children who had mental handicap. The purpose of this project was to establish the proportion prospectively with the clinical assessment used routinely by the service.

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Mid Glamorgan County Council Policy Research and European Affairs Unit (1993) Census 1991. Mid Glamorgan in figures. Mid Glamorgan County Council.
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Identifying children with mental handicap in new referrals to a community child and family service

  • Robert Colgate (a1)
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