Many children or Young People and Adults at Risk at some time of their life may exhibit one or maybe more signs and symptoms of abuse.

It is important that staff are aware of the signs and symptoms and, whilst they may be indicative of some other problem or issue, the possibility that the learner is being abused should not be discounted. Any concern about a learner who is showing signs of abuse or of being at risk of abuse should be followed up with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.