Describe the different types and indicators of abuse. 


  • Low weight for age
  • Untreated physical problems
  • Poor standards of hygiene


  • Be unusually upset
  • Extreme attention seeking behaviour
  • Being withdrawn and non-communicative   

Sexual Abuse

  • Bruising or bleeding on genital area
  • Describing sexual acts
  • Sexual knowledge or behaviour inappropriate for age

Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained reoccurring injuries
  • Unlikely excuses for injuries
  • Physical marks to body

Domestic Violence

  • Witnessing domestic violence
  • Being in a household where domestic violence is prevalent 

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