This information explains about Child Protection
work in Worcestershire. We have written it because we know that
abuse enquiries can feel frightening and confusing. It tells you
what will be happening and how you can have your say, and we
hope it will answer your questions.
Our aim is to keep you safe from harm.
Need support or more information on a
Child Protection issue?
Access Centre: 0845 607 2000
Call one of our advisors and specify that your call is regarding
Child Protection. The Access Centre has
been created by the council for all your social service issues
and other information you may need.
Visit the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children
What is Child
Child abuse happens when an adult harms a child and doesn't care
or understand how the child feels when they do it.
There are four main types of abuse:
This is where a child is kicked, beaten, punched and so on.
This is when adults don't look after a child properly - leave
them alone, don't feed them enough, don't keep them clean, don't
take them to the doctor if they are ill, and so on.
Sex is normal way of adults expressing their love for each other,
but they should not involve children in this. For instance, it is
wrong when an adult gets a child to touch their private parts, when
an adult touches a child's private parts, when an adult shows rude
pictures or videos to children, or when an adult makes a child have
sex, and so on.
These things, and any other touches that make you feel
uncomfortable are WRONG.
This is where adults don't understand how children feel and hurt
their feelings all the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
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This page was last reviewed 24 April 2013 at 16:03.
The page is next due for review 21 October 2014.