More people contacting the NSPCC with concerns about neglected children
Helpline highlights is a series of reports looking at why people contact the NSPCC helpline and how we help.
Helpline highlight: more people contacting the NSPCC with concerns about neglected children (PDF, 1.67MB)
looks at possible reasons for this rise and how the NSPCC can help with early intervention.
- Between April 2011 and March 2012, over 12,100 people contacted the NSPCC with concerns about a child or children being neglected.
- Just over 8,600 (71%) of all calls about child neglect were referred to the police or children’s services.
- 59% of people contacting the NSPCC about neglect in 2011/12, whose call resulted in a referral, said they had been worried for at least a month. In comparison, only 50% of callers with concerns other than neglect that resulted in a referral waited at least a month before reporting abuse.
- Between 2009/10 and 2011/12 the number of people contacting the NSPCC with concerns about children being neglected has more than doubled.
A year in review
Previous Helpline highlights
Looks at contacts made to the NSPCC in 2011 and what this can tell us about the levels of abuse and neglect.How the NSPCC helpline protects babies
Looks into some of the key concerns people who call the NSPCC helpline have about babies.
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