Child abuse and neglect or sexual abuse

When you suspect child abuse or neglect or sexual abuse or when you experience abuse yourself you can discuss this with your therapist or doctor and call Veilig Thuis (Safe Home) at 0800-2000 24 hours a day 7 days a week, see https://veiligthuis.nl.

If you yourself were raped or sexually abused you can call a CSG (Centre for Sexual Assault) at 0800-0118  24 hours a day 7 days a week, see https://www.centrumseksueelgeweld.nl/csg-en/ .

In case of child abuse and neglect or sexual abuse Dutch law requires assessment according to the reporting code child abuse and neglect. This may involve collaboration with or mandatory reporting to ‘Veilig Thuis’, multidisciplinary centers for child abuse and neglect and other child protection services or international legal services even if you signed a privacy statement or enjoy diplomatic immunity. If you have a concern in this respect it is your adult duty to seek help for the children and family involved as soon as possible. We offer the right diagnostic assessments, counselling and treatment options.

See also
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/
https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/what-child-abuse-and-neglect
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan/