What is Abuse and Neglect?

What is child abuse? http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2151.031
• Causing non-accidental serious injuries to a child, such as those that may require medical or psychological attention.
• Discipline that places a child in substantial risk of serious physical harm or is not age appropriate.
• Engaging a child in sexual activity or allowing others to engage a child in sexual activity.

What is child neglect? http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2151.03
• Not providing for a child’s basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter
• Not providing age-appropriate supervision
• Subjecting a child to an unsafe living environment
• Not providing necessary medical care or treatment
• Not providing for a child’s basic education