Abuse can take place in any setting. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • In your home
  • In someone else’s home (relatives or friends)
  • In a residential or nursing home
  • In a day centre, adult education or other establishment
  • In a hospital or GP surgery
  • At work
  • In a public place

 The person responsible for the abuse might be a stranger but often they are well known to the adult being abused.

  They may be:
  •  A relative, friend or neighbour
  •  A paid or volunteer carer
  •  A professional worker
  •  Another resident or service user
  •  An occasional visitor or service provider