We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all adults. Adult safeguarding can apply to anyone over the age of 18 years who:
- has needs for care and support.
- is being abused or is at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect.
- who cannot protect themselves from abuse or neglect.
Everyone has the right to be safe, to be respected and to be heard. Everyone can play a part in making this happen. If you see something, say something – safeguarding is everybody’s business.
How to raise a concern about abuse and neglect
In an emergency you must dial 999 for the police and/or ambulance service.
For non-urgent situations of abuse or neglect, the service you need to contact depends on the area where the adult lives.
Tel: 0300 123 4042 (24 hours a day)
For further information go to Hertfordshire County Council website
Tel: 03452 66 66 63
For further information go to Essex Safeguarding Adults Board website
Tel: 0344 800 8020
For further information go to Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board website
Tel: 0800 137 915
For further information go to: Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board website
Wherever possible, involve the person at risk in decisions about reporting a safeguarding concern.