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:
An explanation of what child abuse is, where to go for support and what steps the police and social workers can take to protect a child is available from citizensadvice and NSPCC.
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.
NSPCC is dedicated to ending cruelty to children.
To contact the NSPCC:
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC has produced a series of leaflets on Child abuse concern, available at the following link.
Call free on 0800 1111. Calls are confidential and won’t appear on the phone bill, including mobiles
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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