Types of child abuse

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Read the Child abuse case studies

Did you notice that each story in the Child abuse case studies focused on a specific type of abuse? In the activity below, read each staff member's story and decide which type of abuse they are describing.

Which type of abuse did each staff member talk about? Click on the drop down boxes to select your response.

Sara’s case study was about Graeme.

Nicole’s story was about Claire.

Pierre told us about Carl.

Patricia talked about Darren.

In some cases, the child involved may have suffered more than one kind of abuse – for example, sexual abuse will usually also involve emotional abuse as the child may feel embarrassed or ashamed of themselves because of what's going on.