RESEARCH – Child Abuse (2016)

What is the evidence telling us?

Released 29 November 2016

This report follows on from Child Poverty & Family Structure: What is the evidence telling us? It covers the same period – 1961 to the present.

Compared to low income, child abuse is a less precise concept subject to changing societal norms and values, legislation, reporting and recording practices, and data dissemination procedures.

Low income affects hundreds of thousands of children whereas substantiated child abuse affects only tens of thousands. In 2014, 29% of all children lived in relative poverty but only 1.5% were found to be abused.

Read the report…

Executive Summary

Full Report

Media Release “Child Abuse: Don’t Mention Family Structure

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