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Definitions and signs of child abuse

This factsheet provides guidance for professionals who work with children on how to recognise the signs of child abuse.

  • What is child abuse?
  • General signs of abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Harmful sexual behaviour
  • Emotional abuse
  •  Domestic abuse
  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Child trafficking
  • Female genital mutilation