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What is Abuse, Neglect and Self Neglect?

Abuse means hurting people physically or emotionally or by taking things that belong to them. Neglect means putting people at risk by not meeting their needs for care and support. Abuse and neglect are unacceptable and we all need to help people to stay safe.

Adults with care and support needs can be neglected or abused by anyone, in any setting.


There are many types of abuse. Here are a few different ones. You can get more information about these types of abuse by clicking on each one.