Findings on the prevalence and impact of child maltreatment from a national studyRead the new report
Child maltreatment in the United Kingdom is the most comprehensive report into child abuse and neglect ever undertaken in this country. It presents the findings of a survey of the childhood experiences of 2,869 18-24 year olds, including their experience of abuse and neglect.
Our executive summary provides an overview of the research and main findings of the survey arranged under the following headings:
Cawson, P., Wattam, C., Brooker, S. and Kelly, G. (2000) Child maltreatment in the United Kingdom: a study of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect. London: NSPCC.
Child abuse and neglect in the UK today
Radford et al, 2011
In 2009, the NSPCC carried out a second UK-wide study of child maltreatment to give us a more up-to-date picture of child maltreatment.