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Safeguarding adults

What is abuse?

Abuse can happen anywhere and can be carried out by anyone. This could be family, friends, neighbours, paid staff, carers or volunteers. It could also be other service users, tenants or strangers. Abuse is anything that harms another person and might include:

 

Speak out against abuse -  talk to someone in authority

During office hours
  • Hampshire - 0845 603 5630
  • Southampton - 023 8083 4567
  • Portsmouth - 023 9268 0810
Outside office hours (for the Emergency Duty Team)
  • Hampshire - 0845 600 4555
  • Southampton - 023 8023 3344
  • Portsmouth - 023 9268 0810
If you think a crime has taken place
  • Local police - 0845 045 45 45
If someone is injured
  • 999

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