Hitting, slapping, beating, burning or other abuse that physically harms a person.
Physical harm inflicted upon a child by a parent or person in loco parentis, including injuries sustained as a result of excessive corporal punishment, but excluding corporal punishment or physical discipline which: (i) is administered by a parent or person in loco parentis; (ii) is perpetrated for the sole purpose of restraining or correcting the child; (iii) is reasonable in manner and moderate in degree; (iv) has not brought about permanent or lasting damage to the child; (v) is not reckless or grossly negligent behavior by the parents.
Bodily injury that is inflicted or allowed to be inflicted, other than by accident, by a parent, a person responsible for a child's care, or any other person
Type of maltreatment that refers to physical acts that caused or could have caused physical injury to a child.
Injury to the body.
is bodily injury inflicted by other than accidental means on a child, including willful cruelty, unjustifiable punishment, or corporal punishment.
Physical abuse refers to actual or attempted infliction of bodily pain and/or injury, including the use of severe corporal punishment. Physical abuse is characterized by physical injury (for example, bruises and fractures) resulting from punching, beating, kicking, burning, or otherwise harming a child. In some cases, the injury may result from overdiscipline or physical punishment that is inappropriate to the child's age or condition.
Physical assault, or using, or threatening to use, physical force that results in physical pain, injury or confinement. Items linked to this NZFVC Topic Area cover family violence research that specifically looks at the use of physical abuse.
Takes many forms: bruising, suffocating, poisoning, burning, scalding, ingestion, genital mutilation, biting.
Physical abuse takes many forms, including hitting, punching, pulling hair, slapping, grabbing, biting, kicking, breaking bones, bruising, burning, damaging household goods, threatening or assault with weapons, such as knives, firearms and axes. (W.I.S.E., 1997)
The inflicting of a non-accidental physical injury upon a child. This may include burning, hitting, punching, shaking, kicking, beating or otherwise harming a child. It may, however, have been the result of over-discipline or physical punishment that is inappropriate to the child's age.
Harmful treatment of a person that results in physical injury.
Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm.