NSPCC helpline receiving equivalent of 27 reports of child emotional abuse a day
The number of people contacting our helpline concerned about a child being emotionally abused has increased by 200% in 7 years:
- in 2009/10 we received 3,341 reports
- in 2016/17 this figure increased to 10,009.
However, the full scale of the problem could be much greater. So we're demanding that the Government commissions a study into the extent of child abuse and neglect in the UK.
These figures were revealed in our annual How safe are our children? report, published at the start of our flagship conference for child protection professionals.