Child Abuse and Neglect in the UK Today

Radford, Lorraine orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6095-3845, Corral, Susana, Bradley, Christine, Fisher, Helen, Bassett, Claire, Howat, Nick and Collishaw, Stephan (2011) Child Abuse and Neglect in the UK Today. UNSPECIFIED. National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), London.

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This report presents new research findings from the NSPCC on child maltreatment in the United Kingdom, looking specifically at the prevalence and impact of severe maltreatment. We found that the rates of child maltreatment reported by young adults aged 18–24 were lower in 2009 than in 1998, suggesting maltreatment may be less prevalent today. However, significant minorities of children and young people in the UK today are experiencing severe maltreatment and this is associated with poorer emotional wellbeing, self-harm, suicidal ideation and delinquent behaviour.

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