What can I do? Protecting your child from from sexual abuse

Parents' guide to recognising the signs of sexual abuse in children

Are you worried that your child may have been sexually abused? Are you working with a family where you suspect a child may have been sexually abused?

The NSPCC booklet 'What can I do?' has been written to help parents recognise what is happening and to report their concerns.

The NSPCC understand how distressing this situation can be for parents, but also recognise the importance of reporting concerns and protecting children as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, sexual abuse of children is under-reported. This means some children are exposed to long periods of abuse or denied treatment to assist with their recovery.

Download a copy from the NSPCC website, or order your free printed copy by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk

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