Safeguarding adults

Reporting abuse

If you think that a vulnerable adult is being abused contact us on 01926 412080.

Our adult social care teams can offer advice and support to the person and/or their carers and, where necessary, arrange appropriate services.

Depending on the type of abuse you may wish to contact Warwickshire Police.

Who are vulnerable adults?

Many adults, because of illness or disability, may be unable to protect themselves from abuse. Vulnerable adults may be certain older people, people with learning disabilities, physically disabled people, people with mental ill-health or those with a short or long-term illness.

What is abuse?

Abuse can be defined in many ways however the terms most commonly used are:

  • physical;
  • emotional;
  • neglect;
  • sexual;
  • institutional;
  • verbal.

Who abuses and where does it happen?

Abuse happens in situations where one person in a relationship has more power than the other. In adult abuse cases this could be a vulnerable adult’s paid or unpaid carer, a worker, relative, in fact almost anyone.

Safe Places

Safe Places are community places (e.g. a shop, community centre) where you can go to get help if you feel unsafe or at risk when you are out and about.

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Safeguarding adults was last updated on July 4, 2014.