Types and signs of abuse

Types of Abuse:

  1. Physical
  2. Psychological
  3. Sexual
  4. Neglect
  5. Self-neglect
  6. Financial
  7. Institutional
  8. Discriminatory
  9. Domestic abuse
  10. Modern slavery

Signs of Abuse:

The signs of possible abuse – a non- exhaustive list:

  1. A direct or indirect disclosure
  2. Changes in behaviour
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Fear of going home or somewhere.
  5. Unexplained bruises
  6. Money or possessions going missing.
  7. Inappropriate comments
  8. The behaviour of other people – staff member/family / carer etc.

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