May involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer feigns the symptoms of, or deliberately causes, ill health to a person for whom they are caring.
Is the persistent emotional ill-treatment such as to cause severe adverse effects. It may involve making someone feel that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only in so far as they meet the needs of another person.
Involves forcing or enticing a person to become involved in sexual activities, whether or not they are aware of what is happening.
Of people under 18 involves exploitative situations and relationships where young people receive something (for example drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gifts, money) as a result of them performing sexual activities.
Child sexual exploitation can occur through the use of technology without the child or young person being aware; for example being persuaded to post sexual images on their mobile phone.
Is the persistent failure to meet basic physical and/or psychological needs, and is likely to result in the serious impairment of health or development.
Financial or material abuse
Including theft, fraud, exploitation, pressure in connection with wills, property or inheritance or financial transactions, the misuse or misappropriation of property or benefits.
Is a form of crime in which drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing.
Covers human trafficking, forced labour and domestic slavery. Traffickers and slave masters coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, slavery and inhumane treatment.
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