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Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

Protecting people from abuse

Safeguarding adults means making sure that vulnerable adults are protected from abuse. Protecting and safeguarding adults is everybody's business. If you, or another vulnerable adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person please do not ignore it.

To report abuse telephone:

Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101

In an emergency and if it is suspected someone is in immediate danger, 999 should always be called.

Safeguarding Adults Multi-agency Policy has been developed by the four local safeguarding adults boards (4LSAB) covering Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to meet the requirements of No Secrets (2000), Department of Health and to support current good practice in adult safeguarding.

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Including the different types of abuse, where it can happen, what you should do, local and national support organisations and the service user forum

Information on signs of abuse, risk factors, responding to and reporting abuse and the Safeguarding policy

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For vulnerable people if they are feeling scared or upset while out on their own

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Keeping safe, reporting concerns and a dedicated area for professionals


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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

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