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Anything that someone does to cause harm to a child or young person.
It can include:
If you are worried about something that is happening to you or someone you know, you don’t have to deal with it on your own – visit the Childline website for advice at www.childline.org.uk
Or you could speak to someone you trust like a teacher, doctor, family member or key worker and they will help you to get the help you need. You can also contact or ask the trusted adult on your behalf to contact Children’s Services (Social Care)
Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 5.15pm Friday, 8.45am – 4.45pm
Telephone: 0300 555 2866
Telephone: 0300 555 2922 or 0300 555 2836
More information about what abuse can look like and how to keep safe can be found below and on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk.
A great guide written by young people who have experienced abuse or neglect can be found on the SCIE website www.nice.org.uk