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2.2 Historical/Non-recent Abuse (Delayed Reporting)

Non-recent abuse (also known as historic abuse) is an allegation of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse made by or on behalf of someone.

This can be either:

  • someone who is an adult (18 years or over) and the allegation relates to an incident that took place when the alleged victim was under 18 years old, or
  • someone who is still a child (under 18 years) and the allegation relates to an incident that took place when the alleged victim was a younger child.

Organisational responses must be of as high a standard as a response to current abuse.

For more information on responding to children disclosing abuse, see the NSPCC resources.

Contents

Adults who Disclose Childhood Sexual Abuse

Download the Adults who disclose childhood sexual abuse protocol.

Children who Disclose Abuse

Download the Children who disclose abuse protocol.

Further information

Additional local information

This page is correct as printed on Sunday 5th of April 2020 05:56:04 AM please refer back to this website (http://hipsprocedures.org.uk) for updates.
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