Adult Support and Protection
Adults can be as much at risk from harm as children. Don't keep it to yourself if you're worried or your instincts tell you something isn't right.
You might notice that an adult is:
- not dressed or eating properly or not getting medical treatment
- scared, withdrawn or uncomfortable around certain people
- asked to do things or touched in a way they don't like
- being hit, shaken or hurt or has unexplained cuts and bruises
Report a concern about a vulnerable adult
Call 030 33 33 3001 and ask for the duty social worker
Everything you say will be in the strictest confidence when you call us and you don't have to tell us your name if you don't want to. Let us know:
- information about the person and anyone they live with
- details of what you saw or heard which worried you
Other ways to contact someone:
- Police emergency line - call 999
- Police non-emergency line - call 101 you do not need to leave your name, but it would help for more information.
- Out of hours service - call 01387 273660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What we'll do
We have a duty to act on information we receive. We'll look at any concerns, seek more information about the situation and take any appropriate action or offer support.
What is Adult Support and Protection? Leaflet
Reporting an Adult Concern to Social Work
(For Agencies and Providers)
Are you concerned about a loved one's drug or alcohol use?
Download the BeingThere posters:
D&G Advocacy Service
Adult Support and Protection Resource Library - Enquiries and Reports
Multi-Agency Risk Management (MARM) Group
Click on the link below to watch the MARM Video:
Click on the link below to download the Multi-Agency Risk Management Guidance:
MARM: 7-Minute Briefing
Click on the link below to download the MARM 7-Minute Briefing:
Learning from Case Reviews
IRISS - Writing Analysis in Social Care
A practical framework for supporting the writing of analysis in social care records.
What is a Mental Health Officer?
What's a MHO and what they do:
VIDEO: Inability to Safeguard - Exploring Decision Making of Individuals and Professionals
Click HERE to watch the video.
Corona Virus: Safeguarding Adults in Challenging Circumstances
Download important information on protecting vulnerable adults. Click on the link below:
The Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol helps Police in their search for missing vulnerable people. Download the flyer and form below for more information.
Modern Slavery cuts across all Public Protection strands: i.e. Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women and Girls.
Click here to read more about Human Trafficking.