Safeguarding Adults Worcestershire

If you suspect that an adult is being abused, neglected or exploited, you should report your concerns to the Adult Protection Service at your local Health and Social Care Trust or the police

If someone is injured or in immediate danger: Telephone: 999

If there is no emergency but you think a crime may have been committed:

Telephone: West Mercia Police 101

You can also email the police to inform them of concerns and start a conversation with them at contactus@westmercia.police.uk 

How to report the abuse of an adult

to report a crime or potential crime to the Police you can phone the non-emergency number 101 

To report a safeguarding concern please call 01905 768053

If you would like safeguarding advice, please phone the Adult Safeguarding Team on 01905 843189 (note this number does not accept referrals) 

Professionals can complete an online form to report concerns about abuse or neglect.

Report a safeguarding concern about an adult | Worcestershire County Council

Adult safeguarding is all about keeping vulnerable adults safe. It means making sure that adults who might be at risk of abuse, neglect, or harm are protected.

It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

If you suspect that an adult is being exploited or abused, you should report your concerns to the Adult Protection Gateway Service at your local Health and Social Care Trust or the police. You can also contact other organisations that provide support and advice for vulnerable adults, such as Age UK Mind, or Samaritans.

You should not ignore or dismiss any signs of exploitation and abuse, as they may have serious and lasting consequences for the adult’s health, wellbeing, and safety.

You should not confront the person causing the harm, as this may put you or the adult at risk of further harm.

You should not promise to keep the adult’s situation a secret, as this may prevent them from getting the help they need. You should explain to the adult that you are concerned about them and that you want to help them by contacting the appropriate authorities or services.