What to do if you think a child is at risk?
If you want to report an incident or suspicion of abuse, you can contact: the local authority child protection team – even outside normal office hours. the police – call 999 in an emergency or otherwise 101. the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
What should you do if you suspect abuse?
Answer. All states have a system to receive and respond to reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. If you suspect a child is being harmed, or has been harmed, you should report your concerns to the appropriate authorities, such as child protective services, in the state where child maltreatment is occurring.
What is abuse of the disabled?
Disability abuse is when a person with a disability is abused physically, financially, sexually and/or psychologically due to the person having a disability. Disability abuse has also been considered a hate crime.
Is Gaslighting illegal UK?
Gaslighting is domestic abuse, and is recognised as a criminal offence in the UK. The fact that ongoing coercion or controlling behaviour is a crime sends a clear message that gaslighting is no joke, it is a serious form of abuse and there is support in place to help victims.