This lesson will cover the various categories and types of abuse that you might encounter in your environment and how to identify the key signs and indicators which can help you to take appropriate steps to protect the child or young person.



Each of the four main types of abuse are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Read through each principle by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have read and familiarised yourself with all four types of abuse:


Now that you’ve learned of the four main categories of abuse let’s take a bit of time to carefully learn the possible indicators that such abuse might be taking place in the lives of children and young people in your care. On the presentation below, select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through each of the sets of indicators of abuse by category one by one:

Signs of Abuse in Children & Young People:


The following section contains a number of definitions and terms that require matching to help facilitate a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. Drag each of the proper words to their appropriate statement below:

Lesson Three Knowledge Check:


Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.