Abuse is a crime. It can happen to children (anyone aged under 18) of all backgrounds. There is support in Oxfordshire to help keep all children safe
When a child under 18 is being hurt, victimised, or sexually abused it is a crime and you need to report it right away.
Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse where an adult targets a vulnerable child, often during their teenage years, to sexual abuse them
Oxfordshire is a great place to grow up, be successful, and get the help you need help to get the best start in life.
Using digital devices and mobile phones to hurt, annoy or harass people is bullying. Learn how to use digital devices safely and supportively.
Domestic abuse is when someone is being hurt or victimised by their partner. It is a crime and is never okay.
Honour based abuse is illegal in the UK and a serious crime.
Modern slavery is when someone is forced to work for no money. It is illegal and a form of abuse.
Young people are at risk from being targeted by extremist and terrorist groups for radicalisation
Find out more about the risks of sending nudes, and hear what young people in Oxfordshire had to say about sexting
Rape and Sexual assault is when someone touches you in a way that is inappropriate and against your wishes (does not give consent), this is against the law.
Terrorist acts are rare, and everyone can act to make their communities a safer place for all
Know what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of crime.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is when a girl’s genitals (private parts) are cut. This is illegal in the UK.