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Breakdown or breakthrough? A resource for working with parents affected by mental health problems

Core-Info leaflet on identifying emotional abuse and neglect in pre-school children

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Research shows that children under the age of one experience particularly high levels of abuse and that early intervention can make a big difference. These pages set out why babies are at risk and how we can help protect them from abuse and neglect. Read our review of the evidence.

Guidance and policy

The NSPCC is calling on UK governments to better protect babies by ensuring all new parents have access to the services they need. Learn about the current guidance and policy in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Find practical tips, advice and guidance for professionals working with families to protect children under one from abuse and neglect from our page of practice resources.


Evidence highlights the risk factors and consequences of the abuse and neglect of children aged under one and demonstrates the impact of early intervention in protecting babies. Read the research literature.


On average, the under ones are eight times more likely to be killed than older children, and nearly half of all serious case reviews are in relation to babies under one year. Look at the statistics.

NSPCC services

The NSPCC is delivering four new programmes across the UK aimed specifically at protecting children under one alongside our generic services to protect all children from abuse and neglect. Find out more about NSPCC services.

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