At Counselling Northumberland I want to be very proactive in raising awareness about all forms of abuse.
I have long-term specialist experience particularly of working with those who experienced childhood sexual abuse.
All forms of abuse are very complex subjects and deserve everyone’s attention.
Abuse takes on many forms, some so subtle only the one experiencing it will feel the full impact of its pain.
The pain can come in many guises; emotional, physical and psychological.
Abuse is when one person (child or adult) focusses their own will on another, misusing trust and power to control the other for their own ends. Abuse can mean the withdrawal of attention too. This can be done in person, via another, internet, phone, media, etc. Misuse of power can find many routes. Often abuse can be confusing to the one experiencing it. Possibly the abuser is/was their main carer or parent and at times shows them much needed attention. For someone being abused attention can feel like a lifeline even when the attention is abusive.
The following ‘types of abuse’ refer to children but safeguarding includes any vulnerable person, adult or child.
is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.
may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to a child or adult.
Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer fabricates the symptoms of, or deliberately induces, illness in a child.
Emotional abuse could include:
Child sexual abuse includes:
Possible signs that abuse has occurred
Childhood abuse statistics from NSPCC and Action against abuse
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