Recommendation ID

Reducing social isolation and associated child abuse and neglect:- What is the impact of social isolation on children, young people and families at risk of abuse and
neglect in the UK? What interventions are effective and cost effective in a UK context in reducing social isolation and any associated child abuse and neglect?

Any explanatory notes
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Why this is important:- Evidence presented in How safe are our children? suggests a link between social isolation and child abuse and neglect. However, there is a lack of evidence about what interventions are effective in reducing social isolation and any associated child abuse and neglect. The aim of research should be to inform practitioners and policy-makers of the impact of social isolation, and the methods that lead to successful engagement with socially isolated children, young people and families, and reduction of associated child abuse and neglect.

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