Child abuse and neglect

Children can experience more than one type of abuse which can have serious and long-lasting impacts on their lives. Find out about the different types of child abuse, how to recognise the signs in children and young people and how people who work with children, parents and carers can prevent and respond to it.

Neglect

 

Explains what child neglect is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Child sexual abuse

Explains what child sexual abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Child sexual exploitation

Explains what child sexual exploitation is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Physical abuse


Explains what physical abuse is, how to recognise it and how people working with children can respond to it.
 

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Domestic abuse

Explains what domestic abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Emotional abuse

Explains what emotional abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Harmful sexual behaviour

Explains what harmful sexual behaviour is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Bullying

 

Describes what bullying and cyberbullying is, how it affects children and how people working with children can respond to it.

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Online abuse

 

Explains what online abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.
 

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FGM

 

Explains what female genital mutilation is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Child trafficking and modern slavery

Explains what child trafficking is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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Recognising and responding to abuse

Explains what disclosure is, how people who work with children should react to disclosures of abuse, how information should be recorded and how to report concerns.

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Sexting: advice for professionals

Advice about the dangers of sexting and what to do to help a young person who has received or sent an explicit image, video or message.

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