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Together we can tackle child abuse

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Adapted for Guernsey and Alderney from HM Government tackle child abuse campaign

Anything you notice can help a child at risk.

We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.

Many people do not act because they are worried about being wrong.

You don't have to be absolutely certain; if you're concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.

Follow the simple steps below. Reporting your concerns could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.

Child abuse. If you think it, report it.

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Look out for... Who can... What happens...

To spot the signs of child abuse and neglect look out for changes in these characteristics:

You have a number of options when it comes to reporting abuse anonymously. You can talk to:

The social worker is there to help resolve your worries by following these four simple steps:

  • Appearance: such as unusual injuries or consistently poor hygiene.

  • Behaviour: such as being withdrawn, overly anxious, disruptive or self-harming, or any other sudden changes in behaviour.

  • Communication: such as talking aggressively, using sexual language or becoming secretive.

  • Listening to your concerns.

  • Gathering information.

  • Assessing the whole picture.

  • Deciding what action to take.

Adapted from HM Government

tackle child abuse campaign

We all have a role to play.

Anything you notice can help a child at risk.

If you think it, report it.

14 June 2018

 


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