Cruelty to Children.
The report, Child Maltreatment in the UK, based on
interviews with 2,869 18 to 24-year-olds, found that 4 per cent had been sexually abused by at least one family mmber as a child. Forty per cent of the abused children said a brother or step-brother was the perpetrator compared with 14 per cent who named their father as the abuser and 19 per cent who said their step-father was responsible.
Seven per cent said a parent or carer had seriously physically abused them by beating, hitting them with an implement or scalding them.