Child Abuse: Information


Hover over the Child Abuse: Need To Know tab at the top of this page for information related to:

  • What is child abuse?
  • Forms of child abuse, including neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, domestic violence, sexual abuse, parental alienation, child sexual exploitation and grooming.
  • Long-term effects of abuse
  • Signs/symptoms to look out for in the child and/or abuser
  • What to do, including how best to support a child and how to report abuse.
  • Child abuse statistics

For information and advice on finding a safe care-giver, and further information and advice for parents about grooming, keeping your child safe and understanding how child abuse  can happen click here.

A child may be experiencing abuse if he or she is:

– frequently dirty, hungry or inadequately dressed
– left in unsafe situations or without medical attention
– constantly “put down”, insulted, sworn at or humiliated
– seems afraid of parents or carers
– severely bruised or injured
– displays sexual behaviour which doesn’t seem appropriate for their age
– growing up in a home where there is domestic violence
– living with parents or carers involved in serious drug or alcohol abuse

UK – THE NSPCC HELPLINE ON: 0800 800 5000

USA – National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

GERMANY – GESPCAN – 0211 – 4976 80 0

FRANCE – CNAPE: 01 45 83 50 60

INDIA – Childline India – 1098

CHINA – Against Chils Abuse Ltd: 2755 1122

CANADA – Boost, Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention: 1-855-424-1100 or (416) 515-1100

AUSTRALIA – 1800 55 1800



One comment

  1. Eddy Tetlow · · Reply

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