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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.
When you ring us, we’ll ask you:
Everything you tell us is confidential, including your name.
Our Adult Social Care team will:
Abuse or neglect can happen once, or it can happen often. It may be something which is done on purpose, or it could be unintentional.
It’s also considered abuse or neglect if someone doesn’t protect a vulnerable adult from being abused or neglected by someone else.
Examples of abuse and neglect:
If any of this is happening to you, please ring us or the police so that we can help you.
Anyone can abuse, including people you might least expect: