What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Departmental advice providing best practice information for those who work with children in order to safeguard their welfare.



This departmental advice is for:

  • local authorities
  • health workers

It relates to:

  • social care
  • education services
  • criminal justice services

The advice explains:

  • how to indentify a child in need of help
  • the signs of abuse to look out for
  • the process to follow if you think a child is being abused

A summary is also available.