The coming together, by more than one agency or practitioner group, to act in a collaborative way to prevent the occurrence of abuse with regard to a particular child, or children in general and to offer such therapeutic help as these children and their families require.
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What is Child Abuse?
Actions taken or knowingly not prevented which cause a child to suffer significant harm or death.
Signs and Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect
Examples of actions and behaviours of adults/carers
hitting the child with your hand, belts, sticks, spoons or any other implement;
Kicking or punching
Spitting or biting
Pushing and rough handling
Burning the child
Indicators of physical abuse
Scratch marks on the child
Cuts or abrasions
Fractures or broken bones
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