What is adult abuse

Abuse can happen anywhere including at home, in care homes, at hospital or in public. It could be a single act, or can take place over a long period of time.

Some adults are more at risk of abuse than others as they are not able to protect themselves from abuse. This could be because they are elderly, disabled or rely on others to meet their care needs.

Abuse could be:

  • physical
  • sexual
  • neglect and self-neglect
  • financial or material
  • emotional
  • domestic abuse
  • human trafficking
  • female genital mutilation
  • modern day slavery

Find out about domestic abuse help and services in Kent and Medway