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Running head: CHILD ABUSE

Title- Child Abuse

SENTENCE OUTLINE

TOPIC: Child Abuse

TOPIC SENTENCE: Child abuse is any act or inaction on the part of a parent or caregiver on a child 18 years and under.

THESIS STATEMENT: The UK Guidance working together to safeguard children 2010, says that, child abuse constitutes of neglect, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

SUB TOPIC| TOPIC SENTENCE|
1. Child neglect| The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a large UK organization, sees, child neglect as, “the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic, physical, and psychological needs. | 2. Emotional abuse| The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a large UK organization, continues to view emotional abuse as, “the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development”.| 3. Physical abuse| As viewed by the UK and most European Union countries, physical abuse is when a parent/caregiver induces illness on a child deliberately and any other type of physical harm to a child.| 4. Sexual abuse| Sexual abuse is any act that forces or entices a child to participate in sexual activities, regardless of whether the child is aware of what is going on.|

CHILD ABUSE

Abstract
This paper explores four types of child abuse reported and obtained from research conducted online (Internet) and offline (Newspaper articles). The article on Amy Annamunthodo was previously examined by a memorial site sponsored by Kelsey for her purpose in taking a stand in the fight against child abuse. Other research done examines the forms, signs, and symptoms of child abuse in order to fully understand how it influences and affects our children. United Kingdom (UK); The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC); San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH).

CHILD ABUSE

Introduction
Child abuse is any act or inaction on the part of a parent or caregiver on a child 18 years and under. Abuse can happen anywhere in the child’s home, school, or community. The UK Guidance working together to safeguard children 2010, states that, child abuse constitutes of neglect, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.These abuses have different forms and there are signs and symptoms that are shown by both the child and adult. The acts of perpetrators play a major role in the long term implications for the children who have been abused. Parents therefore have an important responsibility towards their children. In Trinidad, there are many cases of child abuse that have been reported as grave acts. One such gruesome occurrence is that of Amy Annamunthodo who faced all the child abuses mentioned.

Child Neglect
The NSPCC, a large UK organization, defines child neglect as, “the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic, physical, and psychological needs. It is likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health and development”. There are various forms of child neglect which include failure to feed, clothe, and shelter the child properly, protecting the child from physical or emotional danger. The child might show signs and symptoms of his/her neglect by abusing drugs and alcohol, consistently unsuitably dressed, and absent from school often. The adult shows this by not caring about the child’s happiness and also abuses drugs and alcohol.

CHILD ABUSE

Emotional Abuse
The NSPCC, a large UK organization, continues to define emotional abuse as, “the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development”. Some forms of emotional abuse are saying things and behaving in a way that conveys to the child that he/she is inadequate, unloved, worthless, ridiculing them, mocking the way they try to...
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