Sunday, 29 July 2012

Eighty Five Children killed by abuse and neglect annually in UK

The latest study of Serious Case Reviews has produced a more accurate estimate of the number of children dying each year as a result of maltreatment.

Eighty five children die as a result of violence or other maltreatment each year.

The study also found that a smaller proportion of children dying in this way during the period 2009-2011 were babies, compared with the period 2007-2009 (36% compared with 46%).