Young people, cruelty and abuse

The Children's Society is campaigning for a change in the law to protect 16 and 17 year olds at risk of child cruelty. Currently, the 80-year-old law for child cruelty only protects children from neglect or ill-treatment until their 16th birthday. For further information visit

The NSPCC and Cardiff University have published an information leaflet on neglect and emotional abuse in teenagers aged 13 to 18. To download the leaflet visit

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a leaflet covering how domestic abuse affects children and young people, what the long-term effects are, and what can help. To download the leaflet visit