Protecting children and adults from abuse

Protecting children and adults from abuse.

Abuse, including neglect, are forms of ill treatment. Somebody may abuse a child or adult by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm.

Abuse can take many forms. The most common types of abuse are physical, emotional, sexual and neglect.

Other forms of abuse include (for adults) self-neglect, financial, discriminatory abuse, modern slavery, domestic abuse and organisational abuse. Within these forms of abuse also sit child sexual exploitation, forced marriage, hate crime, female genital mutilation and bullying.

Safeguarding children and adults at risk from being drawn into violent extremism and/or terrorism is also a safeguarding issue.

More information about all types of abuse is in the Council's Safeguarding Policy and Procedure.


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