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What is Abuse?

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Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to injury or harm.

Abuse (also called Significant Harm) can happen to a child at any age. Abusers can be adults but not just parents or carers, abuse often occurs within a relationship of trust e.g. a teacher, carer, family friend or youth leader.

There are four main types of child abuse: Click on the title for more detail

Physical Abuse


Sexual Abuse


Emotional Abuse


Neglect


Other forms of Abuse

There are many other forms of abuse, such as abuse of children with a disability, racism, domestic abuse/violence, serious bullying; for more information go to one of the following useful websites:

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