The NSPCC is focusing on trying to reduce physical abuse to children. A shocking home office statistic is that a child is killed every 10 days in England and Wales.
Each year in the UK, of those children physically abused:
- 379,000 are injured
- 70,000 require medical attention
- 2,800 are taken to Accident and Emergency
Only 10% of children who are physically abused appear on the child protection register.