Safeguarding adults - Report adult abuse

Adult abuse - What is it?

Abuse is mistreatment by any other person or persons that violates a person's human and civil rights. The abuse can vary, from treating someone with disrespect in a way that significantly affects the person's quality of life, to causing actual physical or mental suffering.

Abuse can happen anywhere:

The person responsible for the abuse is often well known to the person being abused, and could be:

Others are strangers who:

Types of abuse

Types of abuse can include:

Any of these forms of abuse can be deliberate, or be the result of either ignorance, or lack of training, knowledge or understanding. Often if a person is being abused in one way they are also being abused in other ways.

How to report adult abuse [PDF file 862KB]|PDF file

Here is a very informative radio advertisement that was broadcast during October 2016 as part of Safeguarding Week in Calderdale Safeguarding Radio Advertisement October 2016

Last Updated: 07/10/2016