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Table 1 Themes and sub-themes following thematic analysis

From: Caregiver experiences of public services following child trauma exposure: a qualitative study

Theme and sub-themes
Communication and exchanges with law enforcement
 Problematic communication
 Less involvement with greater perceived threat
 Vigilante justice
Consequences of an under-resourced justice system
 Protracted court procedures
 Judicial system ill-equipped for disability
Importance of communication and empathy in the healthcare system
 Impact of communication from healthcare staff
 Uncaring, prolonged and chaotic medical care