Physical Abuse


People who physically abuse children can be anyone who comes into contact with a child. They can be teachers, next door neighbours or a member of the family. In fact, a person who abuses a child is often closely related to the child: it is very rarely a stranger.


Duration: 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
Physical Abuse Online 00:30:00


This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.


This course will enable you to:

  • Learn the definition of Physical Abuse
  • Know who physically abuses children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of physical abuse
  • Learn the points to consider where physical abuse is suspected


Here are a few topics covered in this course:

Important Facts | Definition of Physical Abuse | Who physically abuses children? | Cause: Stress | Cause: Mental illness and substance misuse | Cause: Domestic violence | Signs of physical abuse: Bruises | Signs of physical abuse: Clothing | Signs of physical abuse: Fear | Signs of physical abuse: Aggression | Signs from the abuser | Points to consider | Effects on children | Long term effects

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