School of Health in Social Science

Workshop 3

Workshop 3 focused on our findings relating to cruelty towards animals among children and young people. We highlighted how cruelty and neglect can be unintentional (due to lack of knowledge and/or sense of responsibility), or intentional (often linked to difficult experiences in a child's life). The workshop covered the range of risk factors associated with intentional animal cruelty and introduced participants to a new programme developed in collaboration with the Scottish SPCA called 'Animal Guardians'.

Papers available for download

The research findings have given me new insights about children and animal cruelty

Participant at Workshop 38th June 2018
Photograph of boy sitting on grass holding a rabbit