abuse

Bullying: information for primary school pupils

Bullying is when people are mean to someone or hurt them on purpose. In 2003/04 more than 31,000 children called ChildLine about bullying, making it the most common problem children phone us about. This leaflet presents information on who to contact when you see someone being bullied or yourself are being bullied.

Independent Inquiry into Abuse at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit

Jointly commissioned report by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council of the Independent Inquiry into Abuse at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit.

CORE-INFO: head and spinal injuries in children

This summarises what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries in children.

Noticing and Helping the Neglected Child - Literature Review

This study is one of a series of projects, jointly commissioned by the DCSF and the Department of Health, to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and focuses on recognition of neglect. This literature review aimed to provide a synthesis of the existing empirical evidence about the ways in which children and families signal their need for help, how those signals are recognised and responded to and whether response could be swifter.

Response to the consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance

JRF’s search to understand and improve the experiences of older people and disabled people in society is central to our work on social policy and practice. This publication is a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is very common. For most people, it is an enjoyable part of a party or going out with friends. Most people who drink do not have a drink problem. However, for some children and young people who call ChildLine, alcohol does cause problems. This can be because they are drinking too much. More commonly though, it is because someone they care about – a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend or a friend – is drinking too much. For these callers, alcohol is a problem. This is called alcohol abuse.

Promoting the safety and security of disabled people

Report summarising research which showed disabled people's rights to safety and security are often denied them in the UK and setting out the steps the Equality and Human Rights Commission will take to promote disabled people's safety and security.

Child Abuse

Every child has the right to grow up in a caring and safe environment. Fortunately most children and young people do. However, some children are not loved by their families. Others live in families that are having a really difficult time and cannot cope with their problems. Some children are deliberately neglected or hurt by the adults around them.

Walsall Safeguarding Children Board case review executive summary: child K

Briefly presents the background to the case of Child K who was admitted to hospital with convulsions and later died. The executive summary then presents the findings and recommendations from the case review.

After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers

FPG Child Development Institute presented a research document done about all substantiated cases of maltreated infants and toddlers.