Preventing and reporting abuse

About abuse

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There are many different types of abuse which include:

  • Physical 
  • Sexual
  • Psychological
  • Financial 
  • Discriminatory 
  • Organisational 
  • Neglect

Who is an adult at risk?

An adult at risk is a person aged 18 or over who is in need of care and support, and because of those needs is unable to protect themselves against abuse or neglect.

How to raise a safeguarding concern

If you wish to raise a safeguarding concern complete this safeguarding form and email it to If you have any trouble completing the form, please contact the Duty Team at and they will help you.

Preventing abuse

Every adult has the right to be treated with dignity, have their choices respected and live a life free from fear. We all need to take the abuse of vulnerable adults very seriously.

Abuse can take many forms

  • financial
  • physical
  • emotional
  • sexual
  • discrimination because of disability, race, religion, age etc.

If you or someone you know is being abused you need to let us know straight away. We will treat the information you give us in the strictest confidence.

What happens next

We work closely with lots of other agencies to prevent abuse and deal with situations when they happen.

We may need to talk to other people but will ask for your consent first. We will work with you to keep you safe and give you advice on how to prevent abuse in the future.

We can offer a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for people who need support in preparing for and participating in the safeguarding process.

The service is offered by Voiceability who are a non-profit organisation providing advocacy services across a range of social care settings nationwide.

Report suspected adult abuse

Report suspected adult abuse

You or someone you trust can contact us on: