A Quick Guide to....Financial abuse

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March 2022

What is financial abuse?

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Financial Abuse, sometimes also referred to as material abuse is the theft or misuse of money, property or personal belongings, taken without consent or under pressure in connection with wills, property or inheritance.  This is the main type of abuse investigated by the Office of the Public Guardian for adults at risk of abuse or neglect.  Research has shown where there are other forms of abuse there is likely to be financial abuse occurring. 

Financial abuse is never acceptable, no matter how minor....it is a crime.