Reporting safeguarding concerns

If you have any concerns regarding your own safety or the safety of someone you know, then you can support them by reporting your concerns to the local authority and police. Adult safeguarding are in place to protect vulnerable adults and children form all types of abuse and exploitation. The following are some of the different forms of abuse. If you feel you know someone who is being abused, then you can contact the team directly:

Types of abuse

This section considers the different types and patterns of abuse and neglect and the different circumstances in which they may take place. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but an illustrative guide of behaviour which could give rise to a safeguarding concern.


Domestic violence

Financial (or Material abuse)

Modern slavery

Neglect and failure to act

Organisational abuse


Psychological and emotional