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This includes:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • financial or material abuse
  • neglect or acts of omission
  • discriminatory and organisational abuse
  • domestic abuse
  • modern slavery
  • self-neglect

Abuse may consist of a single act or repeated acts.  Abuse can occur in any relationship and may result in significant harm to, or exploitation of, the person subjected to it.

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