Abuse and Vulnerable Sector
Abuse is an attempt to control the behaviour of another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable.
Vulnerable members of society; persons who, because of age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are:
- In a position of dependence on others or;
- Are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
This includes children, youth, senior citizens, people with physical, developmental, social, emotional, or other disabilities, as well as people who are victims of crime or harm. The vulnerability may be a temporary condition or permanent.
If you know of anyone who is being abused and
is in imminent danger contact your local police