Safeguarding vulnerable people from abuse

People who are ill or disabled may be particularly at risk of being abused or exploited by others, or being neglected when they need help. People who look after someone with a disability or illness or who needs support because they are frail, or have alcohol or drug related problems are sometimes themselves vulnerable to abuse.

If you think a person is being ill-treated or neglected now, or is at risk of being ill-treated or neglected you should contact your care manager if you have one or you can speak to Adult Social Care on 01670 536 400 during office hours. For out of hours contact our Emergency Duty Team on 0845 600 5252.

In the case of an emergency you should still call the police or ambulance services.