Discriminatory Abuse Discriminatory abuse exists when values, beliefs or culture result in a misuse of power that denies opportunity to some groups or individuals. It can be a feature of any form of abuse of an adult, but can also be motivated because of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, class, culture, language, race or ethnic origin.
Any form of abuse can occur in isolation, but research has shown where there are other forms of abuse occurring, there is a likelihood that financial abuse is happening as well (particularly with domestic violence). Although this is not always the case, everyone should be aware of this possibility.
Safeguarding; Our work; Modern Slavery; Modern Slavery. Modern slavery is the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation.
Organisational or Institutional abuse is the mistreatment of people brought about by poor or inadequate care or support, or systematic poor practice that affects the whole care setting. It occurs when the individual's wishes and needs are sacrificed for the smooth running of a group, service or organisation.
Psychological and emotional abuse is acts that undermine a person’s sense of identity, dignity or self respect. This form of abuse often involves verbal assaults that humiliate, intimidate or isolate a person. It can lead to personality changes, depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts.
Domestic violence and abuse includes any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. It also includes so called 'honour’ -based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
Psychological abuse - including emotional abuse, threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, cyber bullying, isolation or unreasonable and unjustified withdrawal of services or supportive networks