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What child abuse is

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Children and Young People may be hurt by an adult or another young person in many ways.

Abuse can be any of the following:

PHYSICAL INJURY - being hit, kicked or punched

PHYSICAL NEGLECT - not being properly fed or clothed, or cared for

SEXUAL ABUSE - exposure to inappropriate sexual behaviour, materials or language

EMOTIONAL ABUSE - constantly subject to criticism, being ignored or humiliated

If something is worrying you or making you scared and you're not sure if it's abuse, talk to someone you trust.