Factors Leading to Child Abuse

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P3- Explain the factors that would lead to the suspicion of child maltreatment or abuse Unit 10 “There are several types of child abuse, but the core element that ties them together is the emotional effect on the child. Children need predictability, structure, clear boundaries, and the knowledge that their parents are looking out for their safety. Abused children cannot predict how their parents will act. Their world is an unpredictable, frightening place with no rules. Whether the abuse is a slap, a harsh comment, stony silence, or not knowing if there will be dinner on the table tonight, the end result is a child that feel unsafe, uncared for, and alone.” – Melinda Smith It is not always easy to recognise if you, or someone you know is…show more content…
The activities may involve physical contact, penetrative sex such as rape, buggery or oral sex, or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, sexual online images, watching sexual activities, or encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways. Sexual abuse can be very difficult to identify. However, there are steps you can take to help keep a child safe from sexual abuse and to protect a child if you suspect, or discover, that they have been abused. Very young children and disabled children are particularly vulnerable because they may not have the words or the ability to communicate what is happening to them to someone they trust. Men, women, teenagers and other children can commit acts of sexual abuse towards children. Children who have been sexually abused, or are being sexually abused may show a variety of signs and symptoms, which may include- There are
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