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Fact Sheet - Child Protection

A fact sheet looking at several aspects of child protection and the needs and priorities of vulnerable children. Children in every country, every culture and at every social level face various forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. The abuse takes place at home, in school, in institutions, at work, in the community, in armed conflict and natural disasters. Much violence against children, such as corporal punishment and sexual abuse, remains legal and socially approved in many countries. Growing up with violence and abuse seriously affects a child’s development, dignity, and physical and psychological integrity. Save the Children works to prevent abuse and neglect from happening, ensure the victims of violence are supported and that justice is ensured.

Published 2011-03-09