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Million children 'severely maltreated', says NSPCC

One in four people in the UK, aged between 18 and 24, claims to have experienced severe violence, sexual abuse or neglect as a child, says the children's charity the NSPCC.

The study also says a million secondary school pupils have faced "severe maltreatment" during childhood.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 15 Feb 2011