Spotting The Signs of Child Abuse

There can be many signs a child may be at risk. These signs can be different for children and young people dependent on their age and the nature of the child abuse or neglect they are experiencing. To help people feel confident in spotting the signs we have put together content that focuses on what to look for – changes in a child’s Appearance, Behaviour and Communication.
The A B C signs to spot: 
  • Appearance: such as unusual injuries, or consistently poor hygiene
  • Behaviour: such as being withdrawn, overly anxious, disruptive, self harming, or any other sudden changes in behaviour
  • Communication: such as talking aggressively, using sexual language, or becoming secretive