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We have zero tolerance to all forms of abuse. We always respond promptly when we are made aware of suspected abuse.
We investigate all cases when people are worried that a child may be at risk of being harmed or is not being looked after properly.
We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in need and to promote the upbringing of such children by their families.
Family courts have the power to make orders to protect children from harm caused by abuse or neglect.
Domestic abuse can have a devastating impact, often taking place behind closed doors. It is a lot more common than many people realise.
Advocacy is when someone supports you to speak up, or speaks on your behalf, to ensure you are involved in decisions made about you.