Child abuse is the ill-treatment of children by adults or older children. There are several types of child abuse. These include:
The failure – intentional or unintentional – of parents or guardians to provide food, shelter, clothing, health care, education, love and/or nurturing to a child.
constant negative communication, withholding of love and affection and the ultimate destruction of the child’s self-esteem.
practices with an adult or older child. Includes fondling, sexual suggestions, touching, and penetration (anal, oral, or vaginal).
If you want more information about child abuse, please look at some of our other brochures or contact Help & Shelter.
Our Phone number: 02-73454
When you can call: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Who will talk with you: A trained counselor
Phone: 02-73454, 02-54731, 02-78353
The Crisis Centre
Princess Margaret Hospital