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Fighting for a better future

Imagine a future where all children grow up in safe homes and communities, surrounded by happy families.

We continuously strive to create this future and strongly encourage you to take up the role of prevention champion.

Should I Report?

It can be frightening to report child abuse. However, making a report yourself has many advantages if you witness or are yourself a child abuse victim. Being able to recount your tale first-hand provides considerably more information to us than if it came from someone who was not involved.

Your tale has the potential to save a life.

Our consultants are available to talk through child abuse scenarios if you have questions or need extra support. We can also assist you in locating additional resources that may be extremely helpful.

Nobody has the authority to harm you.

The teenage years can be an excellent period for growth, learning, and creating future goals. However, trauma, such as abuse and neglect or other prolonged Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), can significantly impact your development and get in the way of your ambitions. You are entitled to safety, peace, and happiness, so we are here to help you.

What can be considered child abuse?

Although there is no clear legal definition of “child abuse,” laws are in place to safeguard children.

A child is harmed if someone:

  • treats them with contempt
  • makes them ill
  • obstructs their growth and development

If a child is under the age of 18 and is suffering or is likely to suffer serious harm, in that case, the local government and other organisations have a legal obligation to safeguard them.

Here are some things that could harm a child and for which protection is required.


Neglect occurs when a child’s basic physical or emotional needs are not met regularly. Someone may purposely neglect a child or be unaware that they are doing so. A child may be considered as neglected if:

  • they aren’t given enough food, clothing, or shelter.
  • they aren’t protected from physical and emotional injury or risk, including during pregnancy.
  • they are not sufficiently supervised.
  • they are denied access to necessary medical treatment or care.

Physical Abuse

It is known as physical abuse when someone intentionally harms a child or makes them unwell. Physical abuse might include things like hitting or shaking a child.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is defined as treatment that has a negative impact on a child’s emotional development. Emotional abuse can manifest itself in a variety of ways, such as when:

  • a kid is continuously or unjustly punished.
  • a kid is not shown any affection.
  • a kid is made to believe that they are unimportant.
  • a kid is not allowed to voice their opinions.
  • a kid’s participation in typical social activities is hindered.
  • a child witnesses or hears someone else’s mistreatment.
  • a child is bullied, which makes them feel threatened or afraid, including cyberbullying.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is when a youngster is coerced into participating in sexual acts, whether or not they are aware of what is going on.

A child may be sexually abused in the following ways:

  • Sexual touching or sexual assault
  • Non-contact behaviours, such as giving minors pornographic photos or grooming a child online
  • Involving minors in prostitution

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence could also constitute child abuse if a child witnesses or hears domestic violence or abuse between adults at home.

If you are a kid who’s being abused or if you suspect that a kid is being abused, you can contact us. We can help you.