One in five children has experienced severe maltreatment, according to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Cruelty to children and young people is a criminal offence, and child abuse and neglect have serious adverse health and social consequences, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
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