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The definition is wide; however this may be regarded as somone over the age of 18, who may be unable to protect themselves from abuse, harm or exploitation, which may be due to illness, age, mental illness, disability or other types of physical or mental impairment.
Those at risk may live alone, be dependent on others (e.g. living in a care home) or socially isolated.
Abuse or mistreatment can be many things:
Everyone has the right to feel safe and to live without fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
The best ways to protect a vulnerable adult from abuse is to prevent them from being abused in the first place.
If you do have concerns:
If someone you know is being abuse or you think that they may be, you should first make sure that they are safe, if it is possible to do so. If you are being abused you don’t have to put up with it. Tell someone you trust.
Call the numbers below and report what is happening:
Adult Social Services –Lincolnshire 01522 782155 – Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00
01522 782333 – Out of Hours
Leicestershire 0116 2222222
Nottinghamshire 0300 3009999
Single Point of Access – 01522 707274
Mental Health Single Point of Access – 0303 123 4000 – Open 24/7
Police – Lincolnshire 01522 805775
Leicestershire 0116 3050004
Nottinghamshire 0300 5008080
Police Protection Unit – 01522 847 590
Domestic Abuse Support – 01427 616219 – Monday to Friday 08:30 – 20:30
Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) – 020 7008 0151 – Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Remember if it’s an emergency, dial 999
Adult abuse happens…together we can stop it.