Multi-Sectoral Responses to Child Abuse and Neglect in Europe - Incidence and Trends
In Europe, millions of children experience abuse or neglect at the hands of those who should care for them. Yet, how many of these children get help, which services they receive by which agency remains largely unknown. This constitutes a major
knowledge gap that is likely due to inconsistent ways of surveying and reporting on child maltreatment services across Europe. Without this information, we cannot know how the systems work, what additional preventive efforts are required, if the interventions fit the victims’ needs or if the most vulnerable groups are properly identified.
To create a network of experts in child maltreatment and relevant stakeholders and to link them in working groups, in order to promote the development of a rigorous, consistent, and comparable methodology for the collection of surveillance data on child maltreatment and maltreatment-related fatalities.
Leonor Bettencourt Rodrigues | ProChild CoLAB