With each kind of abuse, neglect, undue pressure or assault, there is often someone who knows it is happening or suspects that something is wrong. Please use the contact numbersbelow to report abuse or seek advice if you feel you are being abused, or think somebody is at risk of harm or abuse. You can ask someone you trust to help you.
If possible, let the person who is being abused know help is available and include them in the decision to seek help. You could share this leaflet with them, unless doing so may place them at further risk.
What happens after abuse is reported?
If you report abuse:
- Every report of abuse is taken seriously.
- You will be listened to and asked to provide information about the situation.
- You will be encouraged to give your name to enable your concerns to be followed up.
- Professionals will make enquires about the concerns.
They will contact the adult at risk to involve them in the safeguarding process wherever possible, unless to do so may place them at further risk initially.
If you think you or another person is at risk of harm or abuse
please contact 03000 41 61 61 NGT Service 18001 03000 41 61 61
Outside of normal office hours: 03000 41 91 91 NGT Service 18001 03000 41 91 91
If someone is in immediate risk contact the emergency services on 999
For further information go to: www.kent.gov.uk/adultprotection