Types of elder abuse

Abuse can look and feel different in every situation. Understanding what it looks like, and spotting the signs is the first step in helping you and your loved ones live safer lives in later years.

Sexual abuse

Any non-consensual sexual act or activity perpetrated against an older person.

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Financial abuse

When someone in a position of trust interferes in an older person’s ability to access,, use or maintain their finances.

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Psychological abuse

Threats of harm, bulling and harassment which deliberately try to scare, humiliate, isolate or ignore an older person.

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Physical abuse

Any intentional act or behaviour causing injury, trauma or other physical suffering or bodily harm to an older person.

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Domestic abuse

Any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse towards an older person.

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Neglect

When someone deliberately withholds, or fails to provide, suitable and adequate care and support needed by an older person.

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Spotting the signs of abuse

Find out what you should look out for if you have concerns.

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Helping you stay safe

Tips on how to stay safe if you're in a vulnerable situation.

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