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Safeguarding: Emotional Abuse


Emotional abuse is one of the most common types of child abuse in the UK. It’s vital that anyone who has a part to play in safeguarding children can recognise the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse and knows how to respond appropriately. In this module, we’ll explore this crucial information.


  • Define emotional abuse
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms that indicate emotional abuse might be occurring
  • Explain who perpetrated emotional abuse
  • Respond appropriately when emotional abuse is suspected


This module is for those with responsibilities and roles in safeguarding children.