Child abuse is any emotional, sexual, or physical mistreatment, as well as neglect of a child. Some countries may vary In their deflection of the term. In the USA. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) defines child abuse as “child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child”.
A UK guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 (1. 33-1. 36) says that there are four types of child abuse: Emotional abuse Sexual abuse Physical abuse Neglect Although the UK guidance does not specifically mention bullying as a form of abuse, the country authorities say that there is compelling evidence that it is abuse, and will invariably include at least one of the four abuse categories defined.
Child abuse can happen anywhere, In the child’s home, school, community or other organizations, environments or places. What is physical abuse? Physical abuse may include, as defined in the UK and most other European Union countries: Burning Drowning Hitting Polling Scalding Shaking Suffocating Throwing When a parent/caregiver fabricates a symptom in a child When a parent/caregiver Induces an illness In a child deliberately.