CORE-INFO Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers aged 13–18

How to identify and help children who may have been emotionally abused or neglected

Neglect is the most common form of abuse and both this and emotional abuse have damaging and long-term effects on a child’s development.

This leaflet summarises what is known about teenagers between the ages of 13–18 who have been emotionally abused and neglected and explains how this abuse affects the following areas of a child’s life:

  • behaviour
  • relationships with other children
  • emotional or self-perception issues
  • school performance
  • relationships with parents.

This is part of the Core info leaflet series on aspects of child abuse and neglect, a collaborative project by the NSPCC and Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Review Group.

Authors: NSPCC and Cardiff University
Published: 2014


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