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NSPCC reports rise in child emotional abuse calls

The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services by the NSPCC has risen by 47% in a year, the charity has said.

Its helpline received about 8,000 calls in 2013-14 about such non-physical cruelty, and 5,354 were thought serious enough to merit further inquires.

Ben Geoghegan reports.

  • 30 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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