Keeping people safe

Report abuse

Everybody can help adults to live free from harm and abuse. You play an important part in preventing and identifying neglect and abuse.

If you, or another adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person, please do not ignore it. 

Contact Social Care Direct

Or the police on 101

If the danger is immediate, always call the police on 999.

Abuse can take many forms

Where does it happen?

Abuse can take place in a person's own home, a residential or nursing home, supported housing, day centres, clinics or hospitals and the abuser can be a friend, neighbour, relative, a paid or unpaid carer, professional worker or anyone from your community.

Abuse can happen once, twice or many times, no matter how many times it happens, it is wrong and you should not have to suffer.

Safeguarding adults

Abuse is any form of mistreatment or lack of care from another person or people that leads to injury or harm.

Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race or ability. It may be planned or unplanned and it may be the result of deliberate intent, negligence or ignorance.

We support adults at risk to maintain their independence and to be able to live a life that is free from abuse and neglect.

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