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Potential Source of Risk

Any individual who is believed to be responsible for, or implicated in, the abuse of an adult.  This may include:

  • relatives and family members
  • professional staff
  • paid care workers
  • volunteers
  • other service users
  • neighbours, friends and associates
  • people who deliberately exploit vulnerable people and strangers

This term applies equally to people who are believed to have abused an adult irrespective of whether the abuse was done intentionally or unintentionally.

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