Child abuse is any behaviour that harms or could harm a child or young person, either physically or emotionally. Read how to recognise the signs and report it.
People from all walks of life can be in an abusive relationship, which can involve a current or ex-partner, a family member, carer or someone close.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by any severe and long-term trauma, including childhood abuse or domestic violence.
Sexual abuse from someone you know is confusing and destroys trust. It can refer to a broad range of sexual behaviours and can make you feel uncomfortable or threatened. It is not your fault.