What is Abuse/Report Abuse
How do I report abuse
If you are concerned about an adult and think they may be subject to abuse, you can ring Halton Borough Council Adult Social Care Services.
Definition of Abuse
Abuse is about the misuse of power and control that one person has over another. Abuse can take place in any place at any time and can be carried out by anyone, such as friends, family, carers or paid staff.
Abuse can be something that is done or is omitted from being done to a person, it can be:
- Misuse of medication
- Rape and sexual assault or sexual acts the person at risk did not, or could not, consent to – or had to consent to under pressure
- Emotional Abuse
- Threat of harm
- Threat of abandonment
Financial or Material Abuse:
- Pressure in connection with wills
- Misuse of property, possessions or benefits
- Ignoring medical or physical care needs
- Failure to provide access to appropriate health, social care, welfare benefits or educational services
- Withholding of medication, food and drink, heating, appropriate clothing
- Acts based on a person’s disability
- Covers a wide range of behaviours where a person fails to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding.
- Mistreatment, abuse or neglect of an adult by individuals in a setting/service where the adult lives or that they use.
- Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, 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