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  1. Child Abuse

    Child abuse can relate to any situation where a child does not receive the proper standard of care expected from a reasonable parent or carer. This includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect. Content
  2. Child Neglect

    Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is the on-going failure to meet a child’s basic needs. A child may be left hungry or dirty, without adequate clothing, shelter, supervision, medical or health care. A child may be put in danger or not protected from physical or emotional harm. They may not get the love, care and attention they need from their parents. Content
  3. Child sexual abuse

    Child sexual abuse is when a child is forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware it is happening. It doesn’t have to be physical contact, and it can happen online. Content
  4. Protecting Vulnerable People

    Protecting Vulnerable People, PVP. Child and adult safeguarding. Content
  5. Partner Information Sharing and Request Form

    Partner Information sharing for professionals, report child sexual exploitation (CSE) or child criminal exploitation concerns. Content
  6. Victims and Witnesses

    The Dorset Police Witness Care Unit (WCU) offers support and updates to victims and witnesses throughout the life of a criminal court case. Dorset Victims’ Bureau consists of a dedicated team actively working to keep victims informed about the progress of their crime investigation in accordance with Victims Code of Practice. Content
  7. Information for victims of crime

    This page explains what happens next if you have been a victim of crime, the investigation process and gives information about organisations which you can go to for support and advice. Content
  8. Dorset Victims' Bureau

    Information about the Dorset Victims' Bureau, who Dorset Police work with. Restorative Justice Content
  9. Victim's Right to Review

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  10. Victims’ Code

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