Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.
If you're worried about a child, it can be hard to know what to do. We've got information and advice on different types of child abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe.