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Emotional Abuse: NSPCC research briefing

Emotional abuse is the second most common reason for a child to be put on the child protection register or made subject to a child protection plan.

There are elements of emotional abuse in all child abuse and neglect but emotional abuse can also have serious long term consequences for a child when it is the only form of abuse.

This briefing looks at the factors that can lead to emotional abuse and its effects on children.