Many people recognise the beating of children as child abuse but other forms such as neglect and psychological abuse are mentioned and recognised less frequently. Child abuse is any form of abuse which is threatening to or violent for a child.
Unsafe situations for children often arise out of ignorance or powerlessness. Problems at home, for instance, can be so great that a parent is unable to cope with the care. Or adults do not know how to deal with problem situations in a different way. Help is then necessary, because child abuse doesn’t stop by itself.