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.

Preventing child neglect

Child neglect can be prevented. Learn more about how together, we can protect children across the UK. 

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Child protection in the UK

How the systems and laws of the UK and its 4 nations work to keep children safe from abuse and harm.
More about the child protection system

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. 
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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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Talk about staying safe online

Our talking tips will help you start the conversation with your child about staying safe online.

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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

It's time to fight

Help make sure young people who've suffered abuse get the support they need by supporting our It's Time campaign.

It's time to take action

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.
Find out what to do

Donate now

You can give a child like Maisie the gift of safety. Your generous donation will ensure that our Letting the Future In service will be there for children who need our help.

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