All child abusers come from deprived backgrounds and have a below average IQ.
If you have concerns about a child’s welfare it’s best to go home and sleep on it before you have a discussion with someone.
Children are always safe in groups.
Girls are more likely to be abused than boys
All physical injuries observed on a child, such as bruises, are a cause for concern and should result in a Child Protection referral being made.
Children are more likely to be abused by someone that they or their family don’t already know (e.g. a stranger).
Children often make things up (e.g. when they have been abused) so we must take what they say with a pinch of salt.
Most children about whom a child protection referral is made will end up being removed from their parents.
‘Emotional abuse’ is about telling your children off when they have been naughty.
Very young children (i.e. under 1 year old) are particularly vulnerable to abuse
It is OK for parents to smack their children because they have to learn the difference between right and wrong somehow.
Domestic Violence mainly poses a risk to children because they might get injured if they are caught up in the fights between adults.
If you have a concern about a child it is a good idea to discuss this with everyone at work over a cup of coffee.
Boys are more likely to be physically abused than girls.
Parents who have mental health problems are more likely to abuse their children.
If you are worried that a child may be a victim of abuse it is your job to investigate and prove or disprove it.
In some cultures child abuse is acceptable.
People who have been sexually abused are more likely to sexually abuse others than those who have been abused in other ways.
Once a child has been abused they