The Purpose of these Indicator Lists
These indicator lists have been developed to assist with the identification of children potentially in need of interventions. It is often the case that children who have problems do not get the help they require because adults are not aware of the need to refer the child. It is hoped that these indicator lists will assist in improving the access of children to services.
The Dangers of Indicator Lists
These indicator lists are not diagnostic tools, and they should not be used to categorise or label children. The indicator lists are very simple guides to the common indicators associated with certain problems affecting children.
Even if a child has several of the indicators listed in the indicator lists, it is not for certain that the child is a victim of sexual abuse or bullying. If a child has some of the indicators of the indicator lists below, the child must be referred for a proper assessment of his/her circumstances.
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