Keeping safe

Equal rights

You have the right to be treated with respect and not be hurt or taken advantage of in any way, and to live safely.
Abuse cry

Abuse is when someone does or says things to you that is wrong and makes you upset or frightened.


The different types of abuse are:

Physical attack

Physical abuse is when someone physically hurts you by hitting, kicking, shaking you.

Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is when you are being made to have sex or being touched where you don’t want to be touched.

Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is when people say bad things to hurt your feelings, shout at you or threaten you.

Financial abuse

Financial abuse is when someone takes your money or belongings without asking you.


Neglect is when the care or support you get is not enough to meet your needs.

Discriminatory abuse

Discriminatory abuse is when people say or do bad things to you, or treat you unfairly because you are different to them.

Different places

Abuse can happen anywhere, at any time.

Group of people

Anyone can abuse you. It might be someone you know or a stranger.

Tell someone you trust as soon as you can.


More information:

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Respond website helps people with a learning disability who have had abuse and hate crime. You can call them for free on 0800 808 0700.