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Who might an abuser be?

Who might cause the abuse or neglect?

An abuser is often a person who has a level of power over the person being abused and they can be well known to the person being abused. They could be a;

  • partner, relative or family member
  • neighbour
  • friend and/or another service user
  • Carer
  • staff member
  • volunteer or
  • stranger