(TELEGRAPH) — Children who get severely sunburnt should be referred to social services, according to campaigners.

They insist parents are guilty of “neglect” if they allow kids to get so badly burned they need to be taken to hospital.

Last week a four-week-old was referred to hospital with sunburn.

The skin cancer and burns charities say that in cases where health staff have concerns they should report children’s injuries to social workers.

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