Adult safeguarding means to work with an individual to protect their right to live in safety, free from abuse, harm and neglect.
Abuse and neglect can take many forms such as:
- Financial or Material Abuse
- Neglect and acts of Omission
For further information please click here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/abuse-and-neglect-vulnerable-adults/
Healthcare professionals are required to identify early indicators of abuse and act quickly and effectively with other agencies to prevent further abuse happening.
The following links and numbers are useful, however if you are in immediate danger please call 999.
Staying Put - is a domestic violence/abuse charity based in the North of England who supports women, men and children who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
24 Hour National Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men Standing Up – Housing and Support to all men who are victims of Domestic Abuse.
Freephone: 0300 303 0167
Respect Phoneline –Providing help for domestic violence perpetrators.
Freephone: 0808 802 4040
Refuge – Helping clients rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of abuse.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247