Are you worried that your child is being or has been abused? Do you need to know what to do next? YoungMinds is here to help and support you.
We've put together information about how abuse can affect children, especially for parents and carers, with links to organisations who can help. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, you can contact the YoungMinds Parents' Helpline for free. You can call, email or chat to us online – whatever suits you best.
Some children do not feel able to disclose the abuse they have suffered for a long time, but they are very likely to need support.
Depending on the child's age, counselling, psychotherapy or help such as art or play therapy can help them to deal with the effects of abuse.