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Peer support for children and young people who have been abused or neglected:- What peer support programmes are effective and cost effective in improving the wellbeing of children and young people who have been abused or neglected?

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Why this is important:- There is a small amount of research into peer support interventions for children who have been abused or neglected. There is also anecdotal evidence that children who have experienced abuse or neglect would appreciate formally organised peer support in addition to the informal peer support that children often provide each other. A research study, where careful consideration was given to issues like helping peer supporters to manage confidential information about abuse or neglect, could test the success of a formally organised peer support programme.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Child abuse and neglect
Date issued
October 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2017