Abuse

When a child under 18 is being hurt, victimised, or sexually abused it is a crime and you need to report it right away.

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Types of Abuse

Abuse is a crime. It can happen to boys and girls of any age. Find out how you can take steps to end abuse, and what help is available in Oxfordshire to keep all young people safe.

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Asking for help

Oxfordshire is a great place to grow up and be successful. But if there are problems in your life, you may need help to get the best start in life.

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Cyberbullying

Using computers, tablets and mobile phones to hurt, annoy or harass people is bullying. Learn how to protect yourself and help others fight cyberbullying.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when someone is being hurt or victimised by their partner, boyfriend or girlfriend.

What does Honour-based abuse include?

Honour based abuse

Honour based abuse is any kind of abuse done to somebody because of beliefs or customs about how someone should behave. Honour based abuse is illegal in the UK and a serious crime.

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Modern slavery

Modern slavery is when someone is forced to work for no money. It is illegal and a form of abuse.

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Radicalisation

Young people are at risk from being targeted by extremist and terrorist groups for radicalisation

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Sexting

Find out more about the risks of sending nudes, and hear what young people in Oxfordshire had to say about sexting

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Sexual Assault & Rape

Sexual assault is when someone touches you in a way that is inappropriate and against your wishes

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Terrorism

Many young people are worried about terrorism. But terrorist acts remain rare, and everyone can act to make their communities a safer place for everyone.

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The Kingfisher Gallery

As part of their recovery, young survivors of child sexual exploitation being supported by Oxford's Kingfisher Team have created artworks, to share their experiences and messages with other young people and their supporters.

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Victims of Crime

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, it pays to know what to do.