Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

Protecting you and those close to you from abuse

Abuse is anything that harms another person physically or mentally. If you, or another vulnerable adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person, please do not ignore it. No abuse is acceptable.

Speak out against abuse

If you suspect abuse talk to someone in authority

  • If someone is injured
    • 999
  • If you think a crime has taken place
    • Local police on 101

  • 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

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What is abuse?
Find out about the different types of abuse

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Where can it happen?
Where abuse can take place and who might carry it out

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Contacts reporting abuse or suspected abuse

Support photo Where can I go for support?

Support organisations and the Service User Forum (share ideas here to help keep yourself and others safe)