Helpline highlight: more people contacting the NSPCC with concerns about neglected children Contacts to the NSPCC helpline
This report highlights a rise in the number of people contacting the NSPCC who are concerned about children being neglected from April 2011 to March 2012. It looks at possible reasons for this rise and how the NSPCC can help with early intervention.
Part of the Helpline highlight series.
Author: Dustin Hutchinson
- 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.
|Neglect: a serious child protection issue||4|
|Why people contact us about neglect||7|
|Why people wait longer to keep in touch||9|
|Neglect affects the whole community||10|
|Case study: Megan's story||13|
|How neglect affects a child||14|
|How the NSPCC can help with early intervention||15|
Other research and resources
Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet
Neglect and serious case reviews
No one noticed, no one heard
Helpline highlight 2012/13: more people speaking out to protect children
Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet
Helpline highlight: how the NSPCC protects babies
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