Child Abuse is when someone is ill-treating a child, causing damage to the child's health or personal development.
Child abuse falls into one or more of four categories:
Abused when you were a child
If you were abused as a child, you may be able to get financial compensation.
More information on help and support available if you were abused as a child is available from citizensadvice.
Help and advice
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The NSPCC is a British child protection charity dedicated to ending cruelty to children.
Full details of the NSPCC and the services they provide are available at MAG - NSPCC.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) are part of UK Policing and are dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children.
Thinkuknow is the CEOP's website on internet safety and safe surfing for young people when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and webcams.
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