Find out what to do if you’re worried that an adult is being neglected or abused.
Reporting abuse to an adult
If you suspect someone is being abused or neglected, or if you need help yourself, please contact the Adult Protection Team on 01724 297000.
Professionals can also use our Safeguarding Concern form [Word, 71Kb].
You can also contact the Police:
- 101 – Police non emergency
- 999 – Police emergency
If you don’t want to contact us yourself, you can also report your concerns to a social worker, nurse, your GP or any other professional and ask them to make a referral for you. They will listen to you and act swiftly to make sure your enquiry is dealt with in the correct way.
Some people aren’t able to take care of themselves, and they may not be good at telling others that something is wrong. This can leave them open to abuse.