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What is Child abuse?
Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.
What to do if you suspect abuse
If you're worried about a child or young person, you can call the NSPCC helpline for support and advice for free on 0808 800 5000.