Financial abuse is a type of abuse which includes having money or other property stolen, being defrauded, being put under pressure in relation to money or other property and having money or other property misused.

Financial abuse is the main form of abuse investigated by the Office of the Public Guardian both amongst adults and children at risk. Financial recorded abuse can occur in isolation, but as research has shown, where there are other forms of abuse, there is likely to be financial abuse occurring. Although this is not always the case, everyone should also be aware of this possibility.

If the person who is suffering financial abuse is an adult with care and support needs, this should be considered as a safeguarding concern.

If you are the person who is being abused; a family member or carer or a concerned member of the public, please click the “Report a Concern” button at the bottom of this page.

If you are a professional or volunteer working with a person who is being abused, please also refer to our Safeguarding Process in Shropshire on our Multi-Agency Procedures pages before raising a safeguarding concern.

For more information and resources on financial abuse, please refer to the related links and documents on this page.