Recognising Abuse

Whilst the vast majority of people we meet in our lives are good and kind and only ever wish us well, there are some who will mistreat us in some fashion be it taking something that doesn't belong to them, hurting us or through the things they say.

In many instances the first act of abuse is inadvertent or a moment of weakness - an opportunity taken. However, it can lead to deliberate acts of abuse that can increase in both frequency and severity over time.

Whilst we do everything we can to protect you from harm when working with you, it's important for you to understand and recognise these different types of abuse.

Click on the links below to learn more about the 10 different types of abuse and what each one can involve.

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about is experiencing abuse, contact your local council for further advice. 

Call 999 immediately if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if you or someone you know is in imminent danger.

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