Document Type

Book Chapter


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5.1 PSYCHOLOGY, Social issues, Social sciences

Publication Details

Child abuse in Europe. In J. Conte (Ed.), Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide, Vol. 2. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.


This chapter will give an overview of child abuse in Europe including definitions, prevalence, intervention & legal responses. . We will outline the key contemporary issues, drawing in particular on the Council of Europe’s strategy for the promotion of children’s’ rights and the protection of children from violence, Building a Europe for and with Children (2012 – 2015).