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Hurting inside: learning from the NSPCC helpline and Childline on neglect

The long term cumulative impact of neglect can cause deep-rooted and lifelong physical and psychological harm for a child. At its worst neglect can prove fatal. Through our NSPCC helpline and Childline we work to provide timely and decisive action to help stop child neglect.

In this report we share what children tell us about neglect to give a better understanding of the issues they face. We provide key statistics on contacts to our helplines about neglect and look at how adults recognise, report and understand child neglect. We show how a call can make a difference.