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abuse

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Criminal mistreatment of others with whom one has, or has had, a continuing relationship of some kind. Abuse arises in four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neg...

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abuse

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

Inappropriate use or treatment of materials, techniques, persons, programmes, or language. See also child abuse.

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abuse of position of trust

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

It is an abuse of a position of trust for a person over the age of 18 years (A) to engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 18 (B), where A looks after B in a care...

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age of consent

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The age at which a person can legally consent to sexual intercourse, or to an act that would otherwise constitute sexual assault. This age is 16.

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assault

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An intentional or reckless act that causes someone to be put in fear of immediate physical harm. Actual physical contact is not necessary to constitute an assault (for example,...

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attachment disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A psychiatric disorder in infants and young children resulting from institutionalization, emotional neglect, or child abuse. Affected children are either withdrawn, aggressive, and fearful...

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battered child syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An extension of the term battered baby syndrome, used when the victim is an older child. BCS abbrev.

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brittle bone disease

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A congenital disease that causes abnormally brittle bones. In children these bones frequently break and this can lead to incorrect allegations of child abuse.

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Caffey's syndrome

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The existence of multiple bony fractures of various ages in children caused by child abuse—at one time thought to be caused by disease.

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child health

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Health services for children, usually school health services, sometimes an extension of maternal and child health services, sometimes both.

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