Child abuse definition

Child abuse means any of the following acts committed in an educational setting by an employee or volunteer against a child:
Child abuse means any conduct that falls under the purview and reporting requirements of N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.8 et seq. and is directed toward or against a child or student, regardless of the age of the child or student.
Child abuse means to cause or inflict sexual abuse on a child; or an act by a person that has care, custody, or control of a child that causes or inflicts physical injury through unjustified force, emotional abuse, torture, exploitation, maltreatment or mistreatment as defined in 10 Del.C. §901.

Examples of Child abuse in a sentence

  • Child abuse is never acceptable in any community, in any culture, in any religion, under any circumstances.

  • Child abuse homicide as described in Subsections (1)(b) and (c) is a second degree felony.Amended by Chapter 152, 2008 General Session 76-5-209 Homicide by assault -- Penalty.(1) A person commits homicide by assault if, under circumstances not amounting to aggravated murder, murder, or manslaughter, a person causes the death of another while intentionally or knowingly attempting, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another.(2) Homicide by assault is a third degree felony.

  • Child abuse homicide as described in Subsection (1)(a) is a first degree felony.

  • The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines child abuse and neglect as “the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child’s welfare.” Child abuse and neglect are unlawful acts.

  • Child abuse and neglect can have major long-term impacts on all aspects of a child's health, development and well-being.


More Definitions of Child abuse

Child abuse means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare that occurs through nonaccidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or maltreatment, by a parent, a legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child's health or welfare or by a teacher, a teacher's aide, or a member of the clergy.
Child abuse means child abuse pursuant to section 13-3623.
Child abuse means any conduct that falls under the purview and reporting requirements of law (P.L. 1971, c.437; N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.8 et seq.) and is directed toward or against a child or student, regardless of the age of the child or student (see also board policy 5141.4 Missing, Abused and Neglected Children);
Child abuse means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, which harm occurs or is threatened through nonaccidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse, which includes a violation of section 145c of the Michigan penal code, Act No. 328 of the Public Acts of 1931, being section 750.145c of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Child abuse means any of the following acts committed in an educational setting by an employee or volunteer against a child (defined as a person under the age of 21 years enrolled in a school):
Child abuse means harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare by a parent, legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare…that occurs through non-accidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse; sexual exploitation, or maltreatment.