- Allow the child to use his/her words to describe the incident.
- Assure the child they are not to blame for what happened.
- Treat the child normally.
- Take care of the child’s emotional needs.
- Listen and take notes.
- Allow the child to talk about the incident if they bring it up.
- Love and support the child.
- Use your language to help the child describe what happened.
- Try to interview or investigate.
- Express fear, anger or anxiety.
- Initiate conversation about the incident.
- Let personal feelings influence the child.
- Ensure your child is safe
- Restrict further contact between your child and the person they have identified
- Report the abuse to your local police or child protection office