Definition of Child Abuse

Neglect:

The neglect of a child or the failure to protect a child from any kind of danger including exposure to cold and rain.

Physical Abuse:

Actual or likely physical injury to a child or failure to prevent injury or suffering to a child

Sexual Abuse: 

Actual or likely sexual exploitation of a child where the person involves a child in any activity that leads to their own or others sexual gratification. This might involve intercourse, touching, exposure of sexual organs, showing of pornographic material or talking in an erotic way. 

Emotional Abuse:

Failure to exhibit care and attention, particularly where a child is threatened, taunted or shouted at and a s a consequence leads to loss of self-esteem and confidence. Similarly undermining a child by ignoring effort or progress 

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