What is an adult safeguarding concern?
Abuse is mistreatment that violates a person’s human and civil rights.
The abuse can vary from treating someone with disrespect in a way which significantly affects the person’s quality of life, to causing actual physical suffering.
Abuse can be:
Physical, sexual, domestic abuse, emotional, psychological, financial, neglectful, self-neglect, discriminatory, modern slavery, organisational abuse.
Abuse can happen anywhere, for example:
In a residential or care home, in a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre, an educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or in the person’s home.