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Discrimination and financial abuse

Discrimination
This is when someone treats you unfairly because they think you are different.
This may be because of:
  • The way you look or talk;
  • Your disability;
  • Your religion;
  • Your sexuality;
  • Your age;
  • The colour of your skin;
  • Your gender.

Financial Abuse
When someone takes your money or things, including:

  • Stealing your money or belongings;
  • Using your money to pay for their things;
  • Forcing you to give them your money or things;
  • Making you buy something you don’t want to buy;
  • Controlling how you spend your money.
Supporting You Safeguarding Toolkit Discrimination and financial abuse