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Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

This toolkit provides resources to enable survivor support organisations become more sustainable.

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Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors
Appendix 1: Evidence and information on the scale and nature of abuse.

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Appendix 1: Evidence and information on the scale and nature of abuse.

DOMESTIC ABUSE

Around 1 in 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse.

Source: Radford, L. et al (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today.

Domestic abuse is a factor in over half of serious case reviews

Source: Sidebotham, P. et al (2016) Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011 to 2014: final report (PDF).

A third of children witnessing domestic violence also experienced another form of abuse.

Source: Radford, L. et al. (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK. NSPCC.

TRAFFICKING

1 in 3 potential victims of modern slavery referred to the National Referral Mechanism ( NRM) in 2016 were children

Source: National Crime Agency (2017) National referral mechanism statistics: end of year summary 2016 (PDF).

Over 1,200 children were identified as potential victims of trafficking in 2016

Source: National Crime Agency (2017) National referral mechanism statistics: end of year summary 2016 (PDF).

The most common countries for children to be trafficked from are UK, Albania, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Eritrea

Source: National Crime Agency (2017) National referral mechanism statistics: end of year summary 2016 (PDF).

The most common reasons for children to be trafficked are labour exploitation and sexual exploitation

Source: National Crime Agency (2017) National referral mechanism statistics: end of year summary 2016 (PDF).

Over 1,900 cases of child trafficking dealt with since 2007

Source: Bentley, H. et al (2017) How safe are our children? The most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK 2017.

ONLINE ABUSE

1 in 4 children have experienced something upsetting on a social networking site.

Source: Lilley, C., Ball, R. and Vernon, H. (2014) The experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites.

There were over 12,000 counselling sessions with young people who talked to Childline about online issues in 2017

Source: Bentley, H. et al (2017) How safe are our children? The most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK 2017.

1 in 3 children have been a victim of cyberbullying.

Source: McAfee survey of children and parents as reported in the Guardian (14 November 2014) “ Number of children who are victims of cyberbullying doubles in a year

Almost 1 in 4 young people have come across racist or hate messages online.

Source: Livingstone, S. (2014) Net children go mobile: the UK report: a comparative report with findings from the UK 2010 survey by EU Kids Online (PDF)

PHYSICAL ABUSE

e to societal solu1 in 14 children have been physically abused

Source: Radford, L. et al (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today.

Disabled children are over 3 times more likely to be abused than non-disabled children

Source: Jones, L. et al (2012) Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Over 6,000 children were identified as needing protection from physical abuse in 2016

Source: Child protection register and plan statistics for all UK nations for 2016.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE

1 in 14 children have experienced emotional abuse by a parent or guardian.

Source: Radford, L. et al (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today.

Emotional abuse is the 2nd most common reason for children needing protection from abuse in the UK

Source: Child protection register and plan statistics for all UK nations for 2016.

NEGLECT

1 in 10 children have experienced neglect

Source: Radford, L. et al (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today.

Neglect is the most common reason for taking child protection action

Source: Child protection register and plan statistics for all UK nations for 2016.

Neglect is a factor in 60% of serious case reviews

Source: Brandon, M. et al. (2013) Neglect and serious case reviews: a report from the university of East Anglia commissioned by NSPCC.

CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Over 2,400 children were victims of sexual exploitation in gangs and groups from August 2010 to October 2011

Source: Berelowitz, S. et al (2012) “I thought I was the only one. The only one in the world.” The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s inquiry in to child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups: interim report (PDF).

Over 360 children were trafficked for sexual exploitation in 2016

Source : National Crime Agency (2017) National referral mechanism statistics - end of year summary 2016 (PDF).


Contact

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