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What can I do? Protecting your child from sexual abuse

Parents' guide to recognising the signs of sexual abuse in children

Are you worried that your child may have been sexually abused? Are you working with a family where you suspect a child may have been sexually abused?

Our booklet 'What can I do?' has been written to help parents recognise what is happening and to report their concerns.

We understand how distressing this situation can be for parents, but also recognise the importance of reporting concerns and protecting children as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, sexual abuse of children is under-reported. This means some children are exposed to long periods of abuse or denied treatment to assist with their recovery.

Download a copy (below) or order your free printed copy by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk . For multiple copies  buy from NSPCC publications .

Download  What can I do? Protecting your child from sexual abuse   (PDF)

Download Beth allaf i ei wneud? Amddiffyn eich plentyn rhag cael ei gam-drin yn rhywiol  (PDF)

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