Violence and Injury Prevention

Toolkit on mapping legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment

Published by WHO, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the University of New Hampshire, this toolkit provides academics and decision-makers with strategies for conducting national or regional studies of the incidence of and agency response to child maltreatment. These studies are developed based on the collection of administrative data or through surveys of professionals.

Such research is important to policy-makers who need information about which agencies have knowledge of the problem of child maltreatment, and their response when they encounter it. Based on this information, they can plan how to improve practices, enhance systems and strengthen professional capacity.