America’s child death shame 17 October 2011
Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US.
The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009.
A recent congressional report concludes the real number could be nearer 2,500.
In fact, America has the worst child abuse record in the industrialised world. Why? The BBC’s Natalia Antelava investigates.
Scale of abuse
Sixty-six children under the age of 15 die from physical abuse or neglect every week in the industrialised world. Twenty-seven of those die in the US – the highest number of any other country.
America’s Child Death Shame – BBC News documentary
Izzy’s Promise is hosting a conference for survivors, support workers & organisations on the subject of:
RITUAL ABUSE IN THE UK 10 YEARS ON
VENUE: 1 VICTORIA ROAD, DUNDEE, DD1 1EL
DATE: THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2011
Main Speaker: Laurie Matthew