What is child abuse?

Nobody has the right to hurt you or your friends or make them do anything that feels wrong.

Telling an adult you trust about what is going on is the first step to getting the problem to stop. You don’t have to cope alone.

Can you talk to your parents or carers, a trusted teacher? If not, call Childline at any time on 0800 1111. Childline is free and they are there to help you. You can chat by phone or by email. They have a video which explains what happens when you contact them and lots of good advice about how to keep safe.

Abuse can mean a lot of different things. It can include neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Abuse could happen at home, at school, at a club, online or on the street. You have the right to be safe in every place and Adults have a responsibility to make sure you are kept safe.