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child abuse

Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm sexual abuse or exploitation; or any act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm to a person under the age of 18 or of an age specified by the child protection law of the State.
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  • child neglect
  • child maltreatment
  • battered children
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