The Children's Advocacy Center of Cherokee County
WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?
Child abuse is harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare which can occur through non-accidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse; sexual exploitation or attempted sexual exploitation.
WHAT IS NEGLECT?
Negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child including the failure to provide adequate food, medical treatment, clothing, or shelter.
Exception: A parent or guardian legitimately practicing his religious beliefs and does not provide medical treatment for a child. This does not preclude a court from ordering the medical services to be provided where the child's health requires it.
For more information on different types of abuse or how you can respond to abuse visit the link below.
Occurs when a child's body is injured as a result of hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or other show of force.
Any sexual activity that a child cannot comprehend or consent to includes:
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