Neglect is the most common form of child abuse, affecting as many as 1 in 10 children. Yet the law on child neglect is out of date.
The law on child neglect doesn’t cover emotional neglect and creates confusion which stops police officers and social workers from working together.
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What's the latest news?
An update to the law to make emotional abuse illegal has been included in the recent Queen's Speech. This means the Government are going to do what we've been campaigning for - which is great news.
The Government have published the Serious Crime Bill which includes the update to the law. To keep up to date with the latest news, sign up for updates.
Why does the law need updating?
Read our take on the media coverage of the campaign and some questions answered in or blog: Why we should talk about child abuse, and not about Cinderella
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