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Forms of Abuse

Abuse My Story

Abuse can take many forms but usually it is explained in four categories;
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
Abuse happens when adults hurt young people under 18 years. Abuse is always wrong and is never the young person's fault.

If you think that you are being abused, remember there are people who will help you and your family.

Talk to an adult you can trust and ask them to help.

You can ring the ISPCC "Childline" or the Health Board's Duty Social Worker.

You don't have to give your name and they will answer your questions.

The phone numbers are;
Castlebar (094) 22333
Swinford (094) 51900
Ballina (096) 21511