Mistreated? Bullied? Hit?
Neglected? Hurt? Exploited?
If you are concerned about an adult, please use the following contact details to raise a safeguarding concern. However, if it is an emergency, stay safe and call 999. You can also contact the police on 101 for non-emergency situations.
Everyone is entitled to live their life in safety without being mistreated, hurt or exploited by others. But some people’s situations may make them less able to protect themselves from harm or mistreatment.
This may happen as people get older or because they have a mental health issue, a disability, a sensory impairment, or some form of illness.
Mistreating someone in this way is known as ‘abuse’. And if someone fails to properly look after another person in their care, this is known as ‘neglect’. Both abuse and neglect of people are never acceptable.