Emotional/ Psychological Abuse
Neglect by others
Physical Abuse is when, a person inflicts physical force that is non-accidental and results in pain, impairment or bodily injury.
Sexual Abuse is direct or indirect involvement in sexual activities without consent. As well as being physically forced into sexual activity without consent.
Emotional / psychological abuse is when a person uses threats, bullying, trying to control a person’s mind, makes them feel powerless, as well as making them believe it is their own fault. This type of abuse results in mental and physical distress and includes denial of basic human rights.
Financial abuse is unauthorised and improper use of funds, property and any other resources belonging to another person. Examples are:
Forcing someone to change their will to include them in it, preventing people access to their own money, properties and personal belongings.
Institutional abuse is an unsatisfactory regime within and organisation. This occurs when staff change the routines systems and support they give clients to suit their needs, rather than the clients. This involves a system that is stretched beyond capacity, which causes maltreatments through lack of resources.
Self-neglect is when a person fails to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, feeding and tending to any medical conditions they may have. This also means a person has the inability to maintain and accepted standard of care for their selves and their surroundings. Self-neglect can be caused by many factors such as health problems, childhood problems, other forms of abuse and self-consciously.
Neglect by others is a form of abuse where a person is responsible to provide care for someone unable to care for themselves. However they fail to provide adequate care. This can be referred to as Omission -