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Discriminatory Abuse

Discriminatory abuse includes forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment; because of race, gender and gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Indicators of discriminatory abuse:

  • Lack of respect shown to an individual
  • Signs of a sub-standard service
  • Repeated exclusion from rights afforded to citizens such as health, education, employment and criminal justice
  • Failure to follow aspects of a person’s agreed support or care plan that reflects their individual identity

Further information on discrimination can be found here


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If you are concerned about an adult at risk of abuse call Access Point, the contact centre for Adult Social Care, on 01273 295555

In an emergency call 999