Safeguarding adults in Calderdale
In Calderdale many organisations have joined together to make plans to improve the safety of adults. These plans can apply to people with learning disabilities.
- Abuse can happen anywhere
- People who carry out the abuse can be anyone, including paid and unpaid carers, relatives or strangers.
Abuse is behaviour towards you that either deliberately or unknowingly causes harm, puts you in danger or goes against your rights. It can be:
- Hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, too much restraint or bans
- Rape, sexual assault
- Threats of harm, humiliating you, shouting at you
- Taking money away from you
- Ignoring your needs and not providing care
- Treating you badly because of your disability.
If you think that you have been abused, or feel that you are being abused then you can:
- tell your social worker from the Community Learning Disabilities Team
- ring Gateway to Care on 01422 393000 and speak to one of the advisors
If the offices are closed them you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01422 288000.
- Don't be afraid to speak up
- Don't be afraid of being wrong
- We are here to listen, support and give advice.