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Types of Abuse

Below you’ll see an example of some of the types of abuse that we deal with when it comes to claims for abuse. The Care and Support Statutory Guidance recognises ten different types of abuse. If the abuse you suffered isn’t listed below, it doesn’t mean that you can’t claim, get in touch with us and we may be able to help you. 

Types of abuse 

  1. Physical abuse 
  2. Sexual abuse 
  3. Domestic abuse 
  4. Psychological abuse 
  5. Financial abuse 
  6. Modern slavery 
  7. Institutional abuse 
  8. Discriminatory abuse 
  9. Neglects or acts of omission 
  10. Self-neglect 

There are many different categories of abuse that we can make a claim for, and anyone who has experienced abuse is entitled to make a claim of financial compensation. There are two ways you can recover compensation, either through the Civil Courts or you could receive compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). To do the latter, you will need to have suffered an injury as a result of a crime of violence. 

See below for the types of abuse that you can get in touch with us regarding. If you don’t see the type of abuse that you have previously or are currently suffering, then still do please contact us as we may still be able to help you with a claim. 

Child Abuse: This can be sexual, physical or emotional abuse that is carried out on a child by another person. 

Institutional Abuse: This can be carried out on an adult or a child and is typically defined as the ill-treatment of someone from a system of power. It is typically carried out away from home in a place the victim feels safe.

Sports Abuse: Sports abuse is usually done away from the home where a child may feel safe and protected. 

Religious Abuse: A member of a religious organisation will abuse a person, it it can be done through a ritual that the organisation permits.

Public Body: Abuse carried out by a person who works for a public body, or negligence of an employee that results in abuse taking place.

Sexual Exploitation: This type of abuse typically sees children exploited sexually in a bid to gain money, status or power.  

Family Abuse: Family abuse relates to any family member taking advantage of a vulnerable person within their family, it doesn’t always mean a child.