Getting help to overcome abuse: a quick guide for young people receiving support


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Publication date: 

1st Mar 2018

The NICE guideline on child abuse and neglect aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. This quick guide, which is written from the perspective of young people who have experienced abuse and neglect, is based on the guideline and explains to young people what they should expect from services.

The guide covers:

  • Recognising abuse and neglect
  • Changes in feelings and behaviour:
  • Key recommendations from the guideline
  • A young person’s account of abuse
  • Advice on getting help