Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse includes all forms of physical and emotional mistreatment, sexual abuse, and neglect of a child’s basic needs, which results in actual or potential harm to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Exploitation of children is also a form of abuse and includes trafficking for sexual or economic purposes, and recruitment of children into armed forces.

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UNFPA,

This report from UNFPA explores harmful practices affecting women and girls around the world, focusing on three particular practices: female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and son preference.

WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children,

The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Mingyang Zheng & Sharyn DeZelar - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

This article describes the first United States-based national study to compare the rates of substantiation of maltreatment among cases reported to child protective services involving caregivers with and without disabilities.

World Vision,

This child-led research initiative was conducted under the umbrella of World Vision’s DEAR project (Development Education and Awareness Raising) and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The study explores explore SDG 16.2, the goal that focuses on the issue of ‘abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children’.

Joining Forces (ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision),

In this policy brief, Joining Forces, as a coalition of six child rights organisations, calls for child protection to be prioritised in the response to COVID-19.

Joanne Filippelli, Kristen Lwin, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé - Child Maltreatment,

This study uses secondary data analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect 2008 to explore what case and worker factors predict the provision of ongoing child welfare services.

Sarah Wise - The British Journal of Social Work,

In this study, a transdisciplinary group of key stakeholders in Australia jointly constructed a causal loop diagram to bring forth the systemic structure underlying the issue of repeat child removals (where parents lose successive infants and children to out-of-home care) and identify system conditions that need to be altered.

Jaap Doek, Lothar Krappmann, Yanghee Lee - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This article illuminates the important role the Committee on the Rights of the Child played in monitoring child abuse and neglect in the implementation of the now thirty years old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Jaap Doek, Lothar Krappmann, Yanghee Lee - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This article illuminates the important role the Committee on the Rights of the Child played in monitoring child abuse and neglect in the implementation of the now thirty years old Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Stephanie Anne Deutsch, Jennifer Donahue, Trenee Parker, Jobayer Hossain, Allan De Jong - The Journal of Pediatrics,

The objective of this study was to assess factors impacting child-welfare involvement and child abuse and neglect outcomes among prenatally substance-exposed infants.