Violence Against Children in Europe: A preliminary review

Innocenti Publications

Violence Against Children in Europe: A preliminary review
  • Format
  • Pages
    • 16
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 356U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


In-depth research (and even official statistics) covering all forms of violence experienced by children is available for very few countries. Many forms of violence are suffered by children across Europe, but country specific data is critical to determine the extent to which states are meeting their human rights obligations to protect children effectively from all forms of violence, and for the proper development of child protection and preventive services and the targeting of resources to where they are most needed. This review is not exhaustive, but it nevertheless highlights a number of problematic features of the available research which impede the construction of any accurate national or regional assessment of violent victimisation of children.


Thematic area

Child Protection   / 


child abuse and neglect   /  protection from abuse and neglect   /  right to care and protection   /  violence   /