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The well-being of children in the UK$
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Jonathan Bradshaw

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428370

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.001.0001

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Child maltreatment

Child maltreatment

(p.191) ten Child maltreatment
The well-being of children in the UK

Carol-Ann Hooper

Policy Press

This chapter provides a discussion on child maltreatment. There are no government statistics that show the number of children who have experienced maltreatment. Some trends can now tentatively be identified in relation to maltreatment, and in relation to fatal abuse (from mortality data and homicide statistics), and these are discussed in this chapter. In general, the data suggest grounds for cautious optimism on trends in child deaths, physical abuse and punishment, harsh treatment and perhaps bullying. However, there are many uncertainties in the data.

Keywords:   fatal abuse, mortality, homicide, child deaths, physical abuse, physical punishment, harsh treatment, bullying

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