Official Concept and Definition

Child Abuse


the maltreatment, whether habitual or not, of a child, which includes any of the following
a) Psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment
b) Any act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of a child as a human being
c) Unreasonable deprivation of the her/his basic needs for survival such as food and shelter
d) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting in serious impairment of her/his growth and development or in her/his permanent incapacity or death

PSS Agency PSA

Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Gender
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No 01, Series of 2017 - 077
Statistical Domain Demographic and social statistics
Statistical Activity Justice and crime

Official Concepts and Definitions



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