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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing

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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Child abuse: A review

Vidya V Thokal

The term child abuse has come to mean any intentional act of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, including acts of negligence, committed by a person responsible for the care of the child.
According to UNICEF violence against children can be "physical and mental abuse and injury, neglect or negligent treatment, exploitation and sexual abuse. Violence may take place in homes, schools, orphanages, residential care facilities, on the streets, in the workplace, in prisons and in places of detention." Such violence can affect the normal development of a child impairing their mental, physical and social being. In extreme cases abuse of a child can result in death. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines child abuse and neglect as: “at a minimum, any of recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”
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How to cite this article:
Vidya V Thokal. Child abuse: A review. Int J Res Paediatric Nurs 2020;2(2):90-91.
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