What should you do if you suspect that a child may be abused?

There are many reasons why you may not want to talk about your suspicions, your concerns that a child is being abused.
You may be afraid that you are wrong, that no one will believe you, you may be afraid of the reaction of those around you, or you may not want to get someone in trouble.
But if you do NOTHING - you will not help the child.

The mere suspicion that a child is being abused is a reason to become concerned about his or her situation

You do not have to be 100% sure that a child is experiencing violence or sexual abuse. It is enough if you are concerned about the situation of a child and you can take action

You can call us between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) to discuss this situation - Tel. 888 586 246. When calling us, you can remain anonymous if that is more comfortable for you

You can seek support, advice on child safety by calling 800 100 100

You can contact the interdisciplinary team in your municipality or report to the police

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