Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect (UED8011)

Identifying indicators and characteristics of child abuse

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Learning to identify indicators of child abuse and neglect is the first step towards a solution.

This minicourse will help you identify and define the various indicators and key characteristics of child abuse and neglect. You will learn how to assess risk and create reports.

About the course

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Synthesise specialist knowledge on the signs and types of child abuse and neglect to effectively identify risk.
  • Effectively communicate risk through a report, reflecting a thorough understanding of child abuse and neglect, and relevant legislation.

What topics will you cover?

  • The definition of child abuse and neglect
  • Cause of child abuse and neglect
  • Identification and reporting


To be eligible for a digital badge for this minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes identification of suspected abuse or neglect, an understanding of risk factors and theories and recommendations.

University level expertise

India Bryce began her career as early childhood teacher in independent schools before taking a position as a front-line Child Safety Officer with the Queensland State Government. India is a lecturer of Human Development, Wellbeing and Counselling at USQ, and is a specialist consultant in the field of child maltreatment. She is currently undertaking her PhD, which explores the lived experience of cumulative harm and its influence on career choice.

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