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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


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