Child abuse can take place within and outside the home. It can be in the form of physical, emotional, neglect or child sexual abuse. Bullying and witnessing (seeing or hearing) domestic violence are also forms of child abuse.
A child may be experiencing abuse if he or she is:
This list does not cover every aspect of child abuse. You may have seen other things in the child's behaviour or circumstances that worry you. Abuse is always wrong and it is never the young person's fault.