Physical abuse

  • Hitting
  • Slapping
  • Restraint

Domestic violence

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional abuse
  • So-called ‘honour-based' violence

Sexual abuse

  • Rape
  • Sexual photography
  • Sexual acts to which the adult has not consented or was pressured into consenting

Psychological abuse

  • Threats of harm or abandonment
  • Humiliation
  • Controlling
  • Withdrawal of services or supportive networks

Financial or material abuse

Modern slavery

  • Slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Forced labour and domestic servitude

Discriminatory abuse

  • Harassment
  • Slurs or mistreatment because of race, disabiality, sexuality etc

Organisational abuse

  • Neglect or ill-treatment
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Ignoring changing needs

Neglect and acts of omission including:

  • Ignoring medical, emotional or physical care needs
  • Failure to provide services

Self-neglect