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It is never ok for someone to hurt or upset you, or make you do things that feel wrong. Child abuse can happen in different ways, and can involve neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Facts about child abuse

It is never ok for someone to hurt or upset you, or make you do things that feel wrong. Child abuse can happen in different ways, and can involve neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

They keep hitting me
Is someone hurting you on purpose? This is physical abuse.
What is female genital mutilation (FGM)?
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is when a girl’s genitals are partly or entirely removed, cut, sewn or damaged.
I've been sexually abused
Sexual abuse is when you are tricked, forced or pressured into taking part in any sexual activity.
It feels like they hate me
Emotional abuse can include name calling, being left out or ignored, being treated differently to others and being controlled.
They don't care about me
If you're not being kept safe, helped to go to school and do not have the things you need such as clean clothes, food, or somewhere comfy to sleep, then this is neglect.
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