PHYSICAL ABUSE: Is when you are hurt or injured by an adult? Being bullied all the time, punched, slapped, kicked, shoved, burnt, strangled, injured and sometimes death. And scared to live, Peer pressured into unlawful activities

Physical Signs:

  • Pattern of unexplained deep colour bruises or marks or burns
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations (cuts)
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Bite marks
  • Bruises on the head
  • Unbelievable explanations for injuries

Behavioural Signs:

  • Child is nervous of physical contact with adults
  • Child cries when it is time to leave a protected environment
  • Absence from school
  • Double dressing
  • Habit disorders

Slowing down in intellectual and emotional development