European Report on Preventing Child Maltreatment (PDF)
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Sethi, D., Bellis, M., Hughes, K., Gilbert, R., Mitis, F., Galea, G
WHO Regional Office for Africa
ISBN-13    9789289000291 ISBN-10    9289000295
Order Number    18000273
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2014        126   pages
Child maltreatment is a leading cause of health inequality, with the socioeconomically disadvantaged more at risk, perpetuating social injustice. Though it is a priority in most countries of the WHO European Region, few devote adequate resources and attention to its prevention.

This report outlines the high burden of child maltreatment, its causes and consequences and the cost?effectiveness of prevention programmes. It makes compelling arguments for increased investment in prevention and, by offering policy-makers a preventive approach based on strong evidence and shared experience, it will help them respond to increased demands from the public to tackle child maltreatment.