Sexual abuse of a child with a disability

If you have a child with a disability they are at a higher risk of abuse because they may depend on other adults for their care.

You should help your child to be as independent as possible in things such as:

  • dressing
  • personal hygiene
  • going to the toilet
  • eating.

If you child takes longer to learn things and to learn about staying safe you can always seek advice and support from professionals if you need it.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017