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In every 100 cases reported:

  • Sexual Abuse 34%
  • Neglect 31%
  • Physical Abuse 26%
  • Emotional Abuse 9%

child abuse & child welfare case reports

%

increase from calls received in 2014

calls received in 2015

%

increase from reports received in 2014

Around 2 in 3 (65%) reports received were about girls. Reports of abuse received about girls have remained consistently higher than those received about boys over the years.

Of all reports of sexual abuse received 91% were about girls and 9% were about boys

Most common forms of abuse affecting girls and boys were sexual abuse and neglect respectively.

%

CHILD ABUSE (2015)

%

CHILD WELFARE (2015)

%

increase in number of reports of sexual abuse compared to reports recived in 2014

  • Emotional Abuse 37%
  • Neglect 28%

The highest number of reports

%

Sexual Abuse

%

Physical Abuse

were in
relation to
children aged
13-15 years

Physical Abuse is the most commonly reported form of abuse concerning children aged 7-9 yrs

Neglect is the most commonly reported form of abuse concerning children aged 0-6 yrs and 10-12 yrs

Reports of sexual abuse are more common among older age groups (13+ yrs) than younger ones

The 116 Freephone Helpline in 2015

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