Safeguarding adults

Protecting people from abuse

Protecting people from abuse for practitioners

A multi-agency approach means we work together, as practitioners, to help keep people safe from being abused.

If you think someone is being abused

Don’t assume that someone else is doing something about it, you must do the following:
  • In an emergency call 999 (i.e. a serious incident, someone is in need of medical attention or a crime may have occurred)
  • Contact your manager and report your concerns to Adult Services IMMEDIATELY
  • 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
What happens after your have contacted Adult Services

Phone Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Advice Line

01962 847214 (office hours only)

For safeguarding advice in office hours

Safeguarding Unit and Coordinators details Microsoft Word 53kB

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults BoardHampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
With details of membership, meetings and reports
mental healthWho is vulnerable?
Details of types of abuse
recordsGuidance and publications
Including joint working protocols and policy
Man holding head in painIndicators of abuse
Behaviour or signs that may imply abuse
BinderInformation sharing
Ensuring users receive a confidential service
Beer bottlesRisk factors
Factors which increase the risk of abuse
partnersFamily group conferencing
For vulnerable adults

Search Care choice

advanced search | search help

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