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Reporting Concerns

If there is an immediate risk of serious harm then call the Police – Dial 999. 

Otherwise please report abuse to us below: 

Adult Social Services Safeguarding Adults Team 
Telephone: 01708 433 550

Adults at risk are people who are 18 and over who are vulnerable. This can include: 

  • the elderly 
  • frail people 
  • those with learning or physical disabilities 
  • people with health issues 
  • people with mental health needs  

Importantly there can be people who have social care needs but may not be known to us. 

The next steps 

  • the safeguarding adults team will receive the referral and contact you
  • they will see if it meets the threshold for safeguarding adults 
  • if it does they will investigate further 

Information Sharing about Exploitation

Sometimes you may have some intelligence or information about an adult or child which may raise concerns of exploitation; someone being picked up by a taxi that is always hanging around; people hanging around outside school; young people frequenting a house where maybe someone with a learning disability lives. You may not be sure there is anything serious going on and so there is not enough information to make a referral to MASH. But this information may be a missing piece of the jigsaw and you can share it with Police using this form:

Police Partner information sharing form