Child Abuse

Child abuse can fall into any of the categories covered previously in the Safeguarding Toolkit.


• Unexplained changes in behaviour or personality
• Becoming withdrawn
• Anxiety
• Uncharacteristically aggressive
• Lacking social skills and has few friends, or none
• Poor bond or relationship with parent(s)
• Knowledge of adult issues inappropriate for their age
• Running away or going missing
• Choosing to wear clothes which cover their body