Protecting children and young people

Quick reference guide

The purpose of this resource is to provide concise practical information to help pharmacists protect children and young people in the course of their professional practice.

It provides information in three key areas:

  • Recognising signs of abuse or neglect
  • What to do if abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Sources of further information and advice.

Sections on this page

  • Why is this document important?
  • What this document does not cover
  • Key steps
  • Possible signs of child abuse or neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Parent/carer signs
  • What to do if child abuse is suspected
  • Sources of advice
  • Follow-up
  • Sexual activity in children

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