Child Abuse

What is child abuse? 

Child abuse is mental, emotional, physical or sexual injury to a child or failure to prevent such an injury.

Child abuse also includes neglect, the failure to provide a child with food, clothing, shelter and/or medical care, as well as leaving a child in a situation where the child is at risk or harm.

For the most part, the perpetrators are not strangers. They are usually people the child knows, trusts or even loves.