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 children (anyone aged under 18) of all backgrounds. There is support in Oxfordshire to help keep all children safe

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Child Sexual Exploitation

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

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Asking for help

Oxfordshire is a great place to grow up, be successful, and get the help you need help to get the best start in life.

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Using digital devices and mobile phones to hurt, annoy or harass people is bullying. Learn how to use digital devices safely and supportively.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when someone is being hurt or victimised by their partner. It is a crime and is never okay.

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

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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

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.

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Terrorist acts are rare, and everyone can act to make their communities a safer place for all

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Victims of Crime

Know what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of crime.