What is child abuse and how can Cleveland Police and partner agencies help during lockdown?
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The aim of this video is to raise awareness around child abuse and how we can continue to safeguard and protect children as we continue through the COVID-19 lockdown.
Not every child is safe in their home and during the lockdown period tensions can be high, meaning many children will be vulnerable and at risk. Our job is to do everything we can to keep all children safe.
Please watch our video, where Safeguarding Detective Chief Inspector Deb Fenny will talk about the different elements of child abuse and who to contact.
Some of our partner agencies mentioned on the video can be found here:
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC): https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/
A national children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership: https://www.hsscp.co.uk/contact
South Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (Middlesbrough & Redcar & Cleveland): https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/children-families-and-safeguarding/south-tees-safeguarding-children-partnership
More information about child abuse or the warning signs can be found on the Force website here: https://www.cleveland.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/caa/child-abuse/what-is-child-abuse/