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Home » Publications » Who abuses children? Who abuses children? CFCA Resource Sheet— September If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues described in this paper, please call Kids Helpline on 55 or Lifeline on 13 11 If you believe a child is in immediate danger call Police on The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an overview of the evidence available regarding those who abuse children. Having a better understanding of those who abuse children may also help to develop more effective prevention strategies for reducing the incidence of child maltreatment. Defining child abuse and neglect Child abuse and neglect consists of any acts of commission or omission by a parent, caregiver or other adult that results in harm, potential for harm, or the threat of harm to a child years of age even if the harm is unintentional Gilbert et al. Child abuse and neglect can be in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and witnessing domestic violence. For a more detailed discussion on issues relating to the definition of child abuse and neglect see What is Child Abuse and Neglect.

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