Emotional abuse Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on emotional abuse.

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Learning from case reviews - Domestic abuse: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, where domestic abuse is a key factor. 

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Learning from case reviews - Health: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice. 

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Learning from case reviews - Suicide: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where the young people involved have made an attempt on or taken their own lives.

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Learning from case reviews - GPs and primary healthcare teams: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for GPs and primary healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.

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How safe are our children? 2015

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.

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How safe are our children? 2014

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2014.

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Preventing abuse - Child protection in the UK

How the systems and laws of the UK and its 4 nations work to keep children safe from abuse and harm.

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