Spotting Signs of Abuse

Whether or not you come into regular contact with children or vulnerable adults, it’s crucial that people in society are aware of how to spot the signs of abuse and be aware that abuse comes in many forms and can be present in all situations.

It is important that young people are aware of the signs of abuse as this can sometimes be disguised as ‘tough love’ and if the abuse comes from someone that is trusted by a young person it is not only difficult to spot the warning signs but also difficult to report.

As stated, abuse can present itself in many situations, for more information on the types of abuse, click here.

Spotting the signs:


Have your staff undergone the appropriate training to be able to spot these signs? We can assess and improve your safeguarding procedures to ensure you're fully equipped to better protect the children under your care. Get in touch with a member of the team to find out more:

01254 355688


Worried about abuse happening?

Call 999 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

If you need to speak with someone about a matter that is non-urgent, contact your local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).