Adults can be at risk from different kinds of harm.
Remember harm can happen anywhere. In your own home, somewhere you visit like a social club, day centre, care home, hospital, at work or in public places.
Types of harm include:
- sexual- any sexual activity that a person doesn't understand or want
- financial - stealing, fraud, pressure to hand over property/money, misuse of property/welfare benefits
- neglect - failure to provide medical/physical care, access to a doctor or other services; denying medication, food, heating, privacy or dignity; self neglect
- physical - hitting, slapping, pushing, shaking, locking up
- psychological - threats of harm, being left at home alone, humiliation, intimidation, verbal abuse, bullying, blaming, constant criticism, controlling, depriving contact with others
- Hate Crime - involves any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic. Hate crime can be motivated by disability, gender identity, race, religion or faith and sexual orientation.