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Safeguarding adults in the East Riding - an easy read guide to understanding and reporting abuse (pdf 2.45mb opens in a new window)

Who is an adult at risk of harm?

An adult at risk of harm is someone who is over 18 and in need of community care services. 

Please see our easy read guide for more information on who is an adult at risk of harm (pdf 2.45mb opens in new window)

What is abuse?

Abuse happens in lots of ways.

Please see our easy read guide for more information on who is an adult at risk of harm (pdf 2.45mb opens in new window)

Emotional abuse

This is when people say bad things to hurt your feelings, shout or threaten you.

Physical abuse

This is when someone hurts you.

Sexual abuse

This is when someone touches your body or private parts in ways you do not like or want.  It is also when someone make you do sexual things that make you sad, angry or frightened.

Financial abuse

This is when people take your money or belongings without asking.

Neglect

This is when people who are there to help you do not look after you properly.

Discrimination

This is when people treat you badly or unfairly because you are different to them

Institutional abuse

This is when paid staff in a hospital or care home do not care for you properly or respect your rights.

Please see our easy read guide for more information on the seven types of abuse (pdf 2.45mb opens in new window)

Who might abuse you?

Most people will not abuse

Where can abuse happen?

Abuse can happen anywhere and at any time

Who should I tell?

If you think you have been or are being abused you should talk to someone you can trust.

Say no to abuse

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to stopping all forms of abuse as it aims to protect all adults living in the East Riding.

Please see our easy read guide for more information on understanding and reporting abuse (pdf 2.45mb opens in new window)




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