The NSPCC has published the results of a preliminary study estimating the lifetime economic costs of child maltreatment. The research, conducted by University College London (UCL) on behalf of the NSPCC, was based on economic analysis of existing UK longitudinal datasets and gives a conservative estimate for the financial costs of child maltreatment in terms of: health care; social care; education; the criminal justice system; the impact of lost productivity on the economy. It does not, and cannot, capture the significant intangible costs of abuse, such as emotional suffering.
For more information see; NSPCC – Economic cost of child maltreatment study
Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the study.