Anything you notice can help a child at risk. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
Many people do not act because they’re worried about being wrong.
You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone.
Following these simple steps and reporting your concerns to your local children’s social care team could provide the missing piece of information that is needed to keep a child safe.
Child abuse. If you think it, report it.
For further information visit the Department for Education's website at https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/