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Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

Safeguarding adults at risk

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.

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

  • Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Advice Line: 01962 847214 (office hours only)

    for specialist safeguarding advice

  • Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board for up to date information about Safeguarding Adults in Hampshire

  • The 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 The Care Act 2014 and to support current good practice in adult safeguarding.

Safeguarding publications

Speak out... If we know, we can help  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 667kB [reviewed Feb 2015] - What to do if you suspect someone is being abused or someone is abusing you, and contacts for further help.

See it Stop it Support us Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 2mb - The easy read version of Speak out

Safe Places for vulnerable people

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Safe places - this scheme aims to provide vulnerable people a safe place to go if they are feeling scared or upset while out on their own


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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.

Try our online self assessment

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