High risk groups

Published: 13/08/2019


Child maltreatment occurs in all sectors of society and in all age groups. There are also particular groups of children and young people who by nature of their socio-economic, physical or mental health, or because of pre-existing disability make them more vulnerable to all types of maltreatment.  These groups include children and young people who are 'Looked after' are refugees (particularly if unaccompanied) and/or who have physical or intellectual disability.