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The different types of abuse

What is abuse?

Abuse is a violation of an individual's human and civil rights by any other person or persons or organisation. Abuse may consist of a single act or repeated acts. It may be physical, verbal or psychological, it may be an act of neglect or omission to act, or it may occur where a vulnerable person is persuaded to enter into a financial or sexual transaction to which he or she has not consented, or cannot consent.

Definitions of abuse:

Information about each type of abuse and how to report it. What happens when you report abuse to Surrey County Council?


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