How alert are you to child abuse and neglect?

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, it is important to tell someone. #tackleabusetogether

Department for Education
On Apr 7, 2017

Anything you notice can help a child at risk.

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect, but many people don’t act because they’re worried about being wrong.

You don’t have to be certain - reporting your concerns could be the missing link to keeping a child safe.

Alerting authorities to any suspicions at all can help protect a child, but would you recognise the signs?

Answer these questions and share with family and friends to help raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, it is important to tell someone. Consider taking these three steps:
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You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.