Types of abuse

Abuse can take many forms. Children and adults may be affected by harm or abuse, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion.

If you suspect someone is being abused, please visit our ‘report a concern’ page for full guidance on what to do.

Types of abuse

  • Bullying or harassment (including cyberbullying)
  • Criminal exploitation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Extremism and radicalisation
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Grooming
  • Human trafficking
  • Modern-day slavery
  • Neglect
  • Non-recent abuse
  • Online abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation.