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Adult support and protection What is harm?

What is harm?

What is harm?

Harm includes all harmful conduct and, in particular, includes:

  • conduct which causes physical harm
  • conduct which causes psychological harm, for example, causing fear, alarm or distress
  • unlawful conduct which appropriates or adversely affects property, rights, or
  • interests - for example, theft, fraud, embezzlement or extortion
  • conduct which causes self-harmĀ 

The information was last updated on: 20th May 2015

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