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What is sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse is when a child or young person is pressured or tricked into participating in any kind of sexual activity with an adult or another young person. The same definition can be applied to "child sexual abuse" or historical child abuse. Watch our video:
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What is rape?
Rape or non-consensual sex can be defined as sexual activity that you have not agreed to which involves genital or oral penetration.
What is grievous bodily harm (GBH)?
There are generally 3 levels of violence related crime surrounding assault in the UK. "Common assault" where little harm has been caused but the offence is still actionable, Actual bodily harm where an offence has led to as the term suggests, a degree of bodily harm and then at the more severe end greivous bodily harm, or GBH as it is commonly known.
ARE YOU A FOOTBALLER WHO SUFFERED ABUSE? Reports have emerged linking professional clubs to ex-players who were abused by coaching staff. More here on our dedicated sexual abuse in football page
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