What is abuse?
Abuse is mistreatment of another person, causing them harm, it can be intentional or unintentional. It usually happens by someone who is known to the adult, but it can be strangers and it often involves someone with power over another. It takes many different forms. The Care Act define ten different categories of abuse.
Types of Abuse
10 types of abuse from the Care Act;
Other types of abuse;
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Who can be abused?
Anyone can be a victim of abuse, however some people may be more likely to be targeted including:
Who can be an abuser?
Anyone can be an abuser. Potential abusers can be:
Where can abuse happen?
Abuse can happen anywhere. Potential areas where abuse can happen are: