Preventing abuse

Our work increasingly focuses on preventing abuse.  So that means we have to do everything we can to understand it and find the best ways to
keep children safe.

Helping you keep children safe

 

Whether you're a parent, worried about a child you know or work with children as part of your job, we all have a part to play in keeping them safe. Find out more about the types of child abuse, how to look out for a child's safety, the child protection system and the latest research and resources in child protection.

Child abuse and neglect

Find out what child abuse is, how to spot the signs, who is affected and what you should do if you're worried about a child
More on abuse and neglect

Signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect

The signs of child abuse aren't always obvious, and a child might not tell anyone what's happening to them. Sometimes children don't understand that what's happening is abuse. 
Spot the signs of child abuse

Our helpline is here 24/7. So if you’re worried about a child, you can always talk to us.

Report abuse

Keeping children safe

Safeguarding children

Find out what organisations need to do to protect children from harm.

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Be Share Aware

Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. Our advice will help you keep your child safe on social networks, apps and games.
Be Share Aware

Teach your child the Underwear Rule

A simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

Find out how to talk PANTS

Help protect children online

We fixed the Flaw in the Law, but there's still more work to do. Join us to demand a safer online world for children and call for more support after abuse.

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What to do if you suspect abuse

These are the steps you can take to help keep a child safe from abuse and to protect a child if you suspect they've been abused.
Suspect abuse? Find out what to do

Make a donation today

1 in 20 children experience sexual abuse. But many are too scared to speak out. Donate now and help us be there when they break their silence.

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