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

Glossary on Violence Against Women and Children and Other Related Concepts…
Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Not applicable
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No. 01, Series of 2017 - 078
Statistical Domain Environment and multi-domain statistics
Statistical Activity Gender and special population groups

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