Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

Support organisations

Service user forum

There is a very active service user safeguarding forum in Hampshire which meets twice a year. It tells people what safeguarding is, lets them know what they should do if they are being hurt or if they know someone who is being hurt and also allows them to share ideas with other service users. There are visiting speakers who give information to help people keep themselves safe.

Local organisations

 

National organisations

  • Action on Elder Abuse (AEA)
    A confidential helpline service that works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults.
    Tel: 0808 808 8141
  • Broken Rainbow
    National helpline for gay, lesbian and transgendered people experiencing domestic violence.
    Tel: 0845 260 4460
  • Independent Age
    Established voice for older people, providing advice, befriending and campaigning
    Tel advice line: 0845 262 1863
  • Domestic Violence Helpline
    If you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home, the Women's Aid 24hr national Domestic Violence helpline can you you support, help and information. You do not have to be in an emergency situation to contact the helpline.
    Tel: 0808 2000 247
  • MIND Infoline
    Information about mental health related issues.
    Tel: 0845 7660 163
  • Relatives and Residents Association
    Provides advice and support to older people in residential, nursing homes or hospitals, and their relatives.
    Tel: 0207 359 8136
  • Respect
    Service for men looking for information and advice to stop their abusive behaviour towards their partner.
    Tel: 0845 122 8609
  • Respond
    Supporting people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.
    Tel: 0808 808 0700
  • SANELINE
    National helpline for anyone coping with mental illness.
    Tel: 0845 767 8000
  • Women's Aid
    Working to end domestic violence against women and children.
    Tel: 0808 2000 247