Types of abuse

If you're worried about a child, it can be hard to know what to do. We've got information and advice on different types of child abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe.

Bullying and cyberbullying

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Child sexual exploitation

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Child trafficking

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Domestic abuse

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Emotional abuse

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Female genital mutilation

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Grooming

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Neglect

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Non-recent abuse

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Online abuse

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Physical abuse

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Sexual abuse

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Latest news on child abuse and neglect

Thousands of sexual offences against young children recorded by police

Figures highlight the importance of our Talk PANTS campaign and equipping parents to talk to young children about how to stay safe from sexual abuse
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200,000 young people may have been groomed on social networks

Our Wild West Web campaign has been calling for a regulator to force social platforms to identify and prevent grooming on their platforms.
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Thousands of contacts to dedicated FGM helpline

New figures show contacts to our female genital mutilation helpline rose by 36% in 2018/19.
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Over 70% of adults want social networks to face criminal sanctions

We believe that it should be a criminal offence if social networks grossly breach children's safety online.
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Keeping children safe

Online safety

We’ve teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
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Let's talk PANTS

Talking PANTS is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse. Join Pantosaurus and get the conversation started.
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Healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people

Useful advice on what is normal sexual behaviour, warning signs that suggest there may be a problem, and how best to react.
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