What is abuse and neglect

Girl scaredWhat is abuse?Abuse happens when the people who look after you don’t do what they should to keep you safe from harm.  It can be someone injuring or hurting you on purpose.  It can be someone not giving you proper care and protection.  Abuse leaves you feeling hurt, sad or lonely.  It can make you feel like you want to run away.  It can stop you eating and sleeping properly.  It can make you unable to concentrate at school.

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