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
SEXUAL ABUSE - exposure to inappropriate sexual behaviour,
materials or language
EMOTIONAL ABUSE - constantly subject to criticism, being ignored or
If something is worrying you or making you scared and you're not
sure if it's abuse, talk to someone you trust.