I’m worried someone might be abusing my child. How can I tell?

From NSPCC:

Children who are sexually abused may:

Stay away from certain people

  • they might avoid being alone with people, such as family members or friends
  • they could seem frightened of a person or reluctant to socialise with them.
  • Show sexual behaviour that’s inappropriate for their age

A child might become sexually active at a young age

  • they might be promiscuous
  • they could use sexual language or know information that you wouldn’t expect them to.

Have physical symptoms             

  • anal or vaginal soreness
  • an unusual discharge
  • sexually transmitted infection (STI)