What sort of harm?

What sort of harm?

Harm in these circumstances means child abuse or child maltreatment. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by harming them or also by not acting to prevent harm. It is often described in one of these ways:-

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Any combination of these

Enquiries will also have to be made if a child is living with someone who has previously been involved in the abuse of another child.