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Child abuse. If you think it, report it

The 4 types of child abuse

Could you tell if a child were suffering abuse? See the 4 types of child abuse below:-

Emotional abuse: causing a child ongoing emotional harm

Could you spot a child showing signs of emotional abuse? Isolation and a lack of social skills could indicate a child at risk.

Physical abuse: deliberately harming a child

Could you spot a child showing signs of physical abuse? Flinches and inconsistent explanations of cuts and bruises are some of the signs to look out for.

Sexual abuse: any sexual activity with a child

Could you spot a child showing signs of sexual abuse? Sexual behaviour and use of sexual language are some of the signs to look out for.

Neglect: continually failing to meet a child’s basic needs

Could you spot a child showing signs of neglect? Hunger, unresponsiveness and an unkempt appearance could all indicate a child at risk.

If you’re worried a child is a victim of abuse, you don’t need to be completely sure. If you think it, report it. Find out how at gov.uk/tacklechildabuse and let's #tackleabusetogether