Being mistreated or abused (sometimes called 'Significant Harm') is defined as Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect, Bullying, Domestic Violence or Emotional Abuse.

 

Physical AbusePhysical Abuse

When an adult deliberately hurts a child, such as hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, drowning or suffocating.

 

 

Emotional Abuse Emotional Abuse

This would happen, for instance, when a child is all the time being unfairly blamed for everything, or told they are stupid and made to feel unhappy.

 

 

 

NeglectNeglect

Where a child is not being looked after properly, for example, not getting enough to eat or being left alone in dangerous situations.

 

 

 

Sexual AbuseSexual Abuse

An example of sexual abuse would be where a child has been forced to take part in sexual activities or in the taking of rude photos.

 

 

 

BullyingBullying

For example, calling names, damaging property, stealing, spreading rumours, cyberbullying, hurting, getting people into trouble (See Bullying)

 

 

Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence

When one adult in a family or relationship threatens, bullies or hurts another member of the family e.g. physically, psychologically, emotionally, sexually or financially.


 

 

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