Types of Neglect and Abuse

There are different ways in which children and young people may be at risk of harm, including from neglect or different types of abuse.

Physical Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Bullying, including online bullying

Racist Abuse

Disability Abuse

Homophobic / Transphobic Abuse

Gender based violence against women/girls

Peer-on-Peer Abuse, including sexual violence and harrassment

Radicalisation and Extremist Behaviour

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)


Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), including County Lines

Online Abuse, including Grooming and Sexting

Teenage Relationship Abuse

Substance Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Female Genital Mutilation 

Forced Marriage

Fabricated or Induced Illness

Poor Parenting


So called Honour-based violence

Contextual Safeguarding


Upskirting is the taking of sexually intrusive photographs up someone’s skirt without their permission.  It is a criminal offence in the UK.

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