We’re committed to preventing abuse and responding promptly when abuse is suspected. All calls concerning worries about an adult who may be at risk of harm are treated seriously.
If you have been or still are the victim of abuse, or you know someone who you think is being abused, contact your local Safeguarding Team:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed
To contact social care services outside office hours, at weekends and bank holidays, contact:
If you contact your local Safeguarding team, you will be asked for relevant information about the person you are concerned for. You will be asked what you heard or saw. Information will then be shared on a “need to know” basis, but you will be kept informed about who has to be told – for example, the Police if a crime may have been committed, or concerns can be reported anonymously.
Together all relevant agencies will work with the person who may be being abused, to establish what has happened, and what action the person would like to be taken next. Work will also be done with the alleged abuser, and different options will be explored which will prevent, reduce or stop further abuse from happening.
If you report abuse to us we:
• take your concerns seriously
• deal with the matter sensitively
• make sure the person is safe
• investigate the situation fully