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Define the following types of abuse:
                Physical abuse Physical abuse is the non-accidental use of force that may, or may not, result in bodily injury, pain or impairment and is involving mainly physical contact with the victim. There are various aspects such as: hitting, pinching, pushing/pulling, burning, slapping, hair pulling, spitting, scratching and throwing objects towards the victim. In general those abuses who leave marks on body.
                Sexual abuse. The term sexual abuse covers more than sexual assault, i.e. rape, incest, indecent assault or gross indecency; it also includes the direct or indirect involvement of people in sexual activity without their consent. This incorporates situations where the individuals involved cannot understand what is happening or have been coerced by people in a position of trust, power or authority.
                Emotional/psychological abuse Psychological/emotional abuse includes a range of non-physical controlling behaviours that cause emotional damage/mental distress and undermine a person's sense of well-being/ Psychological and emotional abuse often occurs in relationships where there is a power imbalance resulting in verbal aggression and manipulative behaviour.
                Financial abuse financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised theft or use of a person's property, money or other valuables. Crimes associated with this type of abuse include theft, undue influence and forgery.
                Institutional abuse Institutional abuse occurs when an individual's wishes and needs are sacrificed to a smooth running of a group, service or organisation. This could be a hospital, care home or day centre, etc. It involves the mistreatment of people brought about by poor or inadequate care or support and is characterised by systematic poor practice including inappropriate use of rules, rituals, routines and/or restrictive practices. These may all damage a...