Preventing Abuse & Neglect

The NSPCC estimate that in the UK, over half a million children are abused every year. Abuse is anything that harms a child or young person, and can be physical, emotional, sexual, or can be a lack of adequate or appropriate care, known as neglect. Child abuse can happen anywhere and any child can be abused or neglected.

Keeping children safe involves understanding the different types of abuse and neglect, knowing how to spot the signs, being aware of issues like cyberbullying, grooming, and sexually harmful behaviour, and knowing how to report concerns.

Clicking on the boxes below will direct you to further information.

If you are concerned that a child is suffering from abuse or neglect please contact Front Door For Families on:

Telephone: 01273 290400

Or email frontdoorforfamilies@brighton-hove.gov.uk or Online Referral Form

If it’s an emergency call 999