When a child is abused, it can cause damage not only to their growing bodies, but also to their developing minds. Physical child abuse is the deliberate act of harming a child, causing injuries such as bruises, cuts and burns. If you are concerned that a child may be suffering from physical abuse, reach out for help, advice and support.
Call the hotline right away to report child abuse. Referral specialists are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.