Physical abuse - Hitting, slapping, pushing or kicking, forcing people to eat or take medication, leaving people to sit in urine or faeces.
Sexual abuse- Unwanted advances, indecent exposure, or embarrassment, rough washing or touching of the genital area, rape, being forced to watch or participate in sexual acts.
Emotional/ psychological- Intimidation not being included, being ignored, threats, bullying, sexuality, culture, religion Tec.
Financial- Using an individual's money without there permission or on items they have not requested, not giving correct change, taking store card points, taking the free item or "buy one get one free". Not giving individuals enough money for food and essential items.
Institutional- Poor care to people in group environments, for example, in a residential care home or in a day centre. Food choices not provided for individuals with different dietary needs or requirements. Rooms and clothing not being kept clean.
Self neglect- Individuals not eating, washing, dressing properly. Not looking after themselves.
Neglect by others- Inadequate care or denial of an individual's basic rights.
Signs of physical abuse can be unexplained bruises, scratches, cuts, fractures, broken bones, broken teeth.
Signs of sexual abuse can be bruises around the genital area. Individual becomes particular about washing genital area or wanting to hide themselves
Signs of emotional or psychological abuse can be abnormal behaviour or moods. Talking a lot and very fast or being unusually quiet. Appearing afraid or worried. Being concerned that care and support may not continue.
Signs of financial abuse can be shortage of money, reluctance to pay for things, complaining about price increases, unusual interest in their personal finances.
Signs of institutional abuse can be individuals not eating properly, not dressing properly, not participating, staying in their rooms, not getting required attention and support,...