If you have witnessed child abuse first hand, or even if you suspect that child abuse is taking place, it’s important to alert the correct people and organizations.

How to Recognize Child Abuse

Recognising child abuse can be hard. Every child is different, and warning signs can change. Some children may be reluctant to share details of their life, some may be underweight, some children can be reluctant to go home after school and some may be late to develop. The NSPCC has a comprehensive list of warning signs to look out for when you’re worried for a child.

Who to Call

The NSPCC is a children’s charity dedicated to the prevention of child cruelty, and they have a dedicated page for those looking to help children who they believe are victims of abuse. You can also contact your local council, who will look into your concerns further. If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

What to do

There are many types of child abuse, and claiming child abuse compensation can be one way in which a victim can move on from their ordeal. If either you or someone you know would like to claim compensation, we can help you every step of the way. Call us today on 0151 242 5111 to talk to a member of our team.