Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

What will happen next?

If you report concerns because you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused or you are being abused yourself:

  • You will be listened to and your concerns will be taken seriously.

  • Your concerns will be looked into fully and fairly.

  • You will be involved in decision making and trained staff will work with you to stop the abuse and agree with you steps to protect you from further harm.

  • You will get advice about the help and support available.

For more information on what to do you can download the Hampshire Adult Services leaflet, Speak Out

The National Whistleblowing Helpline can also offer advice: