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Reporting a Child at Risk


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If you see, or suspect that a child who lives in Conwy is being abused, please don’t ignore it.  Contact us to share your concerns:

Forms of abuse

There are many different forms of abuse or neglect:

Physical abuse

  • being hit or slapped
  • being given the wrong medication on purpose
  • being locked in somewhere, tied up or force-fed

Sexual abuse

  • being touched or kissed when it is not wanted
  • being made to touch or kiss someone else
  • being made to watch pornography
  • being raped
  • getting something like a gift or money for performing sexual acts which they could not or did not consent to

Emotional abuse

  • being threatened
  • not being given choices
  • being bullied
  • being deliberately left alone for a long time
  • being tormented

Financial abuse

  • having money or personal property stolen
  • being tricked out of benefits
  • lending someone money and not being paid back
  • being bullied into letting other people use credit cards or cheques

Neglect

  • not being given enough to eat or drink
  • being left in dirty or wet clothes
  • being given the wrong medication or not being given medication at all
  • someone not calling a doctor or nurse when help is needed

Discriminatory abuse

  • ignoring religious beliefs
  • making comments or jokes about a person's disability, race or sexuality
  • not providing food to meet dietary requirements

Organisational abuse

  • repeated instances of poor care or treatment in a service

Domestic abuse

  • abuse carried out by someone who is, or has been, a family member or intimate partner

Modern slavery

  • when a person is forced to work for no money
  • they may be owned or controlled by an employer or moved from different areas or abroad

 

Information for parents and carers about child protection

It is important that you know what will happen if we are told your child needs help to stay safe. These pages tell you about our child protection procedures:

Give us feedback

You can give us feedback on our services by visiting our Complaint, Compliment or Comment web page, or by speaking to your social worker.

More information

Visit the North Wales Safeguarding website

Visit the Welsh Government website

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