Some adults are vulnerable because of their age, frailty, disability, illness or lifestyle. Sometimes they can’t protect themselves, or express their feelings. So they’re more at risk of being hurt or exploited.
We work with the police, health services and other local organisations to keep people safe. We should all have the right to live in safety, without fear of abuse or neglect.
If you’re worried that a vulnerable adult is being abused, exploited or neglected – or is at risk of this happening – you have a responsibility to report it. It might be something someone has told you, something you heard or saw, or just something that makes you feel uncomfortable about how someone is being treated or looked after.
- Contact our Adult Social Care First Response Team on 01925 443322 or Outside of office hours ring us on 01925 444400
- If you think a crime has been committed, ring the police on 101