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16:30 - 18:00 18 January 2012

Child Maltreatment: A six-country comparison of trends and policy


Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming lecture theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Torrington Place | WC1E 7JE |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Ruth Gilbert, UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Ruth Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health) will present results of a study of child maltreatment trends and policies across six countries/states: England, USA, Sweden, New Zealand, Western Australia (Australia) and Manitoba (Canada). The study found that, after the mid-1990s, the rates of violent deaths and maltreatment-related injuries remained stable in most settings. Only in Sweden and Manitoba did decreases in violent deaths coincide with decreases in hospital admissions due to injury related to maltreatment. Officially recognised physical abuse or neglect mostly remained stable across the six nations, but other indicators of agency notification, investigation or placement in out-of-home care increased, particularly in infants.


Helen Hopkins
+44 (0)20 7905 2352 | h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk


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