The definition of abuse is to ‘treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly’.

There are many forms of abuse:

  • Sexual
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Neglect
  • Financial
  • Institutional
  • Discriminatory
  • Self Neglect

Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or culture.  It is not right and it is not your fault.

Please see the following links where you can get help.  You are not alone.

For women: 

Refuge - Recognising Abuse

For men: 


For children:

NSPCC - Preventing Abuse

There is also useful information relating to abuse on the NHS website.