Living in harmony with animals

Are you worried about a child’s behaviour with animals? We’re here to offer you support and guidance with a range of activities and next steps based on your level of concern.

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Introduction to understanding animals

These are useful activities that focus on generating a positive human-animal relationship and understanding of animals. Ideal for when bringing a child into a family where an animal exists, or, when bringing an animal into a family where a child exists.

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Advice and support for concerns

We suggest the following tips to reduce risk of cruelty towards animals. You may also like to learn why children may be cruel towards animals.

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If you would like further advice...

Please contact us through and include the following information:

  • Outline your concerns (whether things have happened or not - so we can assess risk)
  • Age of the child/young person of concern
  • The best way we can contact you
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