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Spot the signs of abuse

Children who are being abused may show their unhappiness in many ways including being nervous, anxious, withdrawn and isolated. They may be angry and aggressive, truant from school and run away from home.

In addition they may, when older, misuse drugs and alcohol and/or deliberately cause serious harm to themselves even to the extent of suicide.

If you have any doubt about reporting your concerns, please take some time to imagine what life is like for that child.