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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.

Speak out against abuse

If you suspect abuse talk to someone in authority

  • During office hours
    • Hampshire - 0845 603 5630
    • Southampton - 023 8083 3003
    • Portsmouth - 023 9268 0810           
  • Outside office hours
    • Hampshire - 0845 600 4555
    • Southampton - 023 8023 3344
    • Portsmouth - 023 9268 0810

Read about ...Mate Crime

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Presentations and guidance from an event held by Hampshire County Council on Raising awareness of Mate Crime

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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

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults BoardHampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
With details of membership, meetings and reports


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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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