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Physical Abuse

Sanctuary Training

Physical Abuse



People who physically abuse children can be anyone who comes into contact with a child. They can be teachers, next door neighbours or a member of the family. In fact, a person who abuses a child is often closely related to the child: it is very rarely a stranger.


This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.


Physical abuse changes lives. Knowing who physically abuses children, the signs and symptoms of physical abuse and what you should consider if you suspect a child is the victim of abuse, could help you prevent or stop the abuse.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What Physical Abuse is
  • Who physically abuses children
  • The signs and symptoms of physical abuse
  • The points to consider where physical abuse is suspected

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