This guidance provides information to help adults protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. It explains what sexual abuse is, including online, and that most abusers are known to the child. It describes grooming behaviours and signs of abuse to look out for in children and adults. Tips include open communication with children, monitoring online activity, teaching about consent and healthy relationships, and vigilance around babysitters. It emphasises that secrecy aids abuse. Advice includes talking to the child, contacting the police or children’s services if concerned, and using the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme to check individuals. Details of national support organisations are provided. Overall, the guide aims to educate, promote vigilance, encourage speaking out, and empower action to prevent child sexual abuse.
• What is child sexual abuse?
• Who sexually abuses children?
• How does abuse take place?
• What can I look out for?
• What can I do to keep my children safe?
• Further infomation and organisations that can help
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