What is Discriminatory Abuse?
Examples: discriminatory abuse is often on the grounds of age, race, gender or gender identity, culture, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Other examples of abuse include:
- Hate crime (acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are)
- ‘Mate crime’ (sometimes used to describe a crime committed against an adult by someone who has befriended them)
- Derogatory comments
- Being made to move to a different resource/service based upon an adult’s age
- Being denied medical treatment on grounds of age or mental health
Don’t Ignore It. Report It!
If you suspect a neighbour, friend or family member is being neglected or abused, or you need help yourself:
Report it to the relevant Local Authority or Police.