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The impact of abuse and neglect on the health and mental health of children and young people

NSPCC research briefing

The impact of abuse and neglect on the health and mental health of children and young peopleBy Anne Lazenbatt (February 2010)


The impact of abuse and neglect on the health and mental health of children and young people (PDF, 292KB) examines the long-term effects of various forms of maltreatment on children’s health, growth, intellectual development and mental wellbeing.

It reviews the sizeable body of literature on the relationship between the various types of child maltreatment and a range of often interconnected health and mental health consequences.


The impact of abuse and neglect on the health and mental health of children and young people (PDF, 292KB)