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.