Thursday, November 10, 2011

200,000 Babies 'At Risk Of Abuse' in the United Kingdom - 10th Nov 2011

Researchers have warned that nearly 200,000 babies in Britain are at high risk of suffering abuse because they are born into families with domestic violence, mental health or addiction problems.

The NSPCC said under-oLinknes were eight times more likely to be killed than any other age group in childhood.

Launching a new campaign to support the most vulnerable babies, the charity released the first estimates of how many infants are living in high-risk family situations.

Across the UK, 144,000 infants live with a parent who has mental health problems, 109,000 have a parent with drug or alcohol problems, and 39,000 are in a home affected by domestic violence. Read More