Introduction
Unit 1. The Context for Children
Unit 2: Understanding child abuse
Unit 3: Understanding child safeguarding
Unit 4: Safeguarding concerns and abuse

Unit 2: Understanding child abuse

Welcome to Unit 2: Understanding child abuse

My name is Stefan Yordanov, I am the Capacity Building Programme Manager at Keeping Children Safe and I am based in Sofia, Bulgaria. I will be your course facilitator for this unit.

We will focus on child abuse – what do we understand by the term child abuse? What does it mean in our own country? How do local cultural practices, traditions and faith influence how children are safeguarded?

Aims

  • Understand what is meant by the term child abuse, particularly in the context of our own country.

Objectives

  • Explore personal attitudes, values and beliefs about child abuse
  • Define child abuse, locally and internationally
  • Identify the ways organisations and communities protect children.