What is abuse?

Abuse is when a person says or does something which makes you feel very sad or scared. Sometimes it might also be against the law.

Abuse can be caused by anyone. It could be a stranger or even someone who you feel comfortable with like a friend, carer or family member.

Abuse could happen anywhere; in your home, in a public place, at work or college, or online.

Abuse is never your fault and nobody has the right to abuse you.

Abuse is wrong and you should tell someone. If you are scared, tell someone who you trust who can report it for you.

By reporting abuse you can help bring it to an end.