Hi there Just some advice about the above. Today a report was made to me (by another adult in school) that a child had disclosed they are being verbally abused by an adult in their home (sworn at/called names). I have recorded the incident and will talk to the child myself tomorrow. The child made a similar disclosure last year to their then class teacher, which is really concerning - at the time, this was just recorded with no further action taken. I am firstly, not sure if such verbal abuse constitutes a concern that needs to be reported to the CPO in my school, and secondly, not sure whether it even constitutes 'abuse' in terms of the legal position. I feel horrified that this is happening to the child at home, but understand that it does happen - and frequently - to many children. Anybody experienced anything similar? What would your/your school's response be to such a report?