How to report adult abuse

How to report adult abuse

If you are worried about a vulnerable person being abused or neglected by other people, please say something.

If you suspect that a vulnerable person is being abused or neglected, please report this via:

  • Family Connect on 01952 385385 (Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm)
  • Emergency Duty Team on 01952 676500 (Monday to Sunday after 5pm)
  • West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or 101

If it is a serious matter or an emergency, always ring 999.

Sometimes people are afraid to speak up and report abuse. This maybe because they will get someone into trouble, might have got it wrong or cause more distress. All safeguarding concerns are responded to sensitively and focus on safeguarding and getting it right for the person concerned. Remember “no more secrets” means sharing a concern whatever it may be with no recriminations for getting it wrong.  

If you report abuse to us we will:

  • Find out more about what is going on with the person at risk and what they want
  • Work together with the person themselves and with other professional colleagues in the police and health service to try to reduce the level of risk
  • Make every effort using all available legal means to find ways of reducing risk and increasing people’s safety
  • Learn from everything that happens to make our work and our processes more effective in the future