The information below is taken from the NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/
What is child abuse?
Child abuse is any action by another person – adult or child – that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about a lack of love, care and attention. We know that neglect, whatever form it takes, can be just as damaging to a child as physical abuse.
An abused child will often experience more than one type of abuse, as well as other difficulties in their lives. It often happens over a period of time, rather than being a one-off event. And it can increasingly happen online.
We estimate that over half a million children are abused in the UK each year.
More information about the following forms of abuse can be found here:
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Online Abuse
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Child Trafficking
- Harmful Sexual Behaviour
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Female Genital Mutilation
The school's first responsibility is to keep all children safe and we can only do this with your help and support. If you have any concerns about the wellbeing or safety of any young person or child in our care please contact TWGSB's Safeguarding Officers: Amanda Simpson, Headteacher and Harriet Cameron, Welfare Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).