Identify abuse – SOME OF THE SIGNS

Physical signs such as:

Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions
Unexplained fractures or dislocations
Burn marks

Other signs:

No clear explanation for any of the above
Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety
Developmental delays, changes or signs
The child talking about or subtly mentioning things that may indicate abuse
Parents seeming stressed or not coping on the money they have
Drug or alcohol problems
Parents not having friends or family to help
Adults hitting or yelling
Mental health problems
Children are left home alone or seem to be neglected
Children routinely not going to school