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1

What is a child

Unless specified means any person under the age of 18 years old at the time of referral but does not include any person who is or has been married or in a civil union

2

What is child abuse

Is the harming whether physically, emotionally or sexually, ill-treatment, abuse, neglect or deprivation of any child or young person.

3

What is the 6C incident code?

Any report of concern received by police where a child is the victim

4

What are some examples of reports of concern that should be treated as child abuse?

PEP CUNTS

-PHYSICAL abuse
-EMOTIONAL abuse
-PSYCHOLOGICAL abuse
-CYBER crime exploiting children
-presence in UNSAFE environments
-NEGLECT
-child TRAFFICKING
-SEXUAL abuse

5

What is emotional abuse?

The persistent emotional ill treatment of a child which causes severe and persistent effects on a child's emotional development

6

What is harm?

Ill treatment or the impairment of health or development, including impairment suffered from seeing or hearing the ill treatment of others.

7

What is an IJIP?

An initial joint investigation plan which is jointly created by CYFS and Police to record agreed actions on the agreed template

8

What is neglect?

Is when a person intentionally ill-treats or neglects a child or causes or permits the child to be ill-treated in any manner likely to cause the child actual bodily harm, injury to health or any mental disorder or disability. The ill-treatment must be serious and avoidable

9

What is physical abuse?

The actions of an offender that could or potentially result in physical harm or injury being inflicted on a child.

10

What is psychological abuse?

When a person
-causes or allows a child to see or hear physical, sexual or psychological abuse of a person with whom the child has a domestic relationship
-puts or allows the child to be put at real risk of seeing or hearing that abuse occurring.

11

What is sexual abuse?

is an act involving circumstances of indecency with, or sexual violation of a child or using the child in the making of sexual imaging

12

What is a victim?

A person whom an offence is committed against by another person and may also include a parent or legal guardian or a child or young person.

13

What are the areas to consider when determining if physical abuse meets the threshold for a referral as a CPP case?

-The action
-The injury inflicted
-the circumstances

14

What actions meet the threshold for a referral as a CPP case?

Blow or kick to head
shaking of an infant
strangulation
use of an object as a weapon
attempted drowning

15

What injuries meet the threshold for a referral as a CPP case?

bone fracture
burn
concussion
loss of consciousness
any injury that required medical attention
any bruising or abrasion when the child is very young and the position/pattern make it unlikely to be caused by play or another child or accident

16

Where the initial action or injury doesn't meet the threshold what factors should be considered?

VALID MHB

-the VULNERABILITY of the child
-history of ABUSE
-LOCATION of the incident
-nature and level of concern from the INFORMANT
-a high DEGREE of violence
-MORE then one offender
-the offenders HISTORY/BACKGROUND