What is abuse?
A child is abused or neglected when somebody inflicts harm, or fails to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting, by those known to them or, more rarely, by a stranger. A child or young person up to the age of 18 years can suffer abuse or neglect and require protection via an inter-agency child protection plan.
Categories & Definitions of abuse (Gwentsafeguarding.org.uk)
Legislation that underpins Protecting Children
Social Services and Well Being Act 2014
Working Together to safeguard people (Social Services and Well Being Act Wales) 2014
Working Together - Information sharing to Safeguard Children