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Child abuse campaign

Together, we can tackle child abuse.

In March 2016, the Department for Education launched  a nation-wide communications campaign to encourage members of the public to report child abuse. The campaign aims to encourage the public to report their concerns in order to get help to children more quickly. The aim is to create a new social norm around reporting and tackle the barriers that stop people taking action. The campaign will address all forms of abuse and neglect. Many forms of abuse and neglect present alongside one another and the most common reason for a child to be in the child protection system is neglect.

The key messages are:

  • Together, we can tackle child abuse.
  • We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
  • All children have a right to be safe and should be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • A third of people who suspect child abuse, do nothing. A number of people do not act on their suspicions because they’re worried about being wrong. You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.
  • You don’t have to be absolutely certain about whether a child is being abused; if you have a feeling that something’s not right, talk to your local children’s social care team who can look into it.
  • Information is usually gathered from many sources, and your report would form one part of a bigger picture.
  • In 2014/15, more than 400,000 children in England were supported because someone noticed they needed help.

If you are worried about a child in Enfield or want to know how to report your concerns, go to our webpage  or to www.gov.uk/reportchildabuse.

Together, we can tackle child abuse.

Want to know more about how you can get involved in the campaign? email us.

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