Who is at risk of abuse?
Children and adults with care and support needs are more likely to be at risk of abuse. Adults can be at risk because of a number of reasons. They may:
- be getting older
- have a physical or learning disability, or have trouble seeing or hearing
- not have enough support
- have mental health problems
- be socially isolated
- live in inappropriate accommodation
- misuse alcohol or drugs
- have financial circumstances which make them higher risk.