Some adults may have to rely on other people to help them to meet their day to day needs. This may be due to their age, frailty, disability, illness or lifestyle. Sometimes they can’t protect themselves, or express their feelings and because of this, the risk of them being abused, neglected or exploited may be higher.
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.
How can we help?
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.
If you are a friend, relative or member of the public refer to the below information:
- Contact our adult social care first response team on 01925 443322 or outside of office hours contact us via 01925 444400
- If you think a crime has been committed, ring the police on 101