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
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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.

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Keeping children safe

Safeguarding children

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

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Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go
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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.

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Help protect children from online grooming

We fixed the Flaw in the Law, but the Government are dawdling. Ask them to make it illegal for an adult to send a sexual message to a child.

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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.
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Call for Help

This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now to help us answer their call.

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