Safeguarding – Public
All adults aged 18 years and over should be able to live free from fear and harm and have their rights and choices respected.
Some adults are less able to protect themselves than others, and some have difficulty making their wishes and feelings known. This may make them vulnerable to abuse.
Safeguarding adults refers to the protection of individuals from abuse or neglect.
Plain English Guide to Safeguarding
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If the person you are concerned about is:
aged 18 or over
in need of, or may need, health and social care support (whether or not they are receiving these services)
being abused or at risk of abuse from another person
then you should consider making a safeguarding adult referral. You can make the referral by contacting 0300 303 8886.
If you are not sure if they meet this criteria; you can contact the safeguarding team on 0300 303 8886.
To report a Safeguarding concern
If you suspect a person is at immediate risk of harm you need to call 999 and speak to the Police. All calls concerning worries about vulnerable adults are treated seriously. If a crime has been committed but the person is not in imminent danger, ring 101.
To make an emergency call if you have a hearing impairment, please see the emergencysms website.
To report a non-urgent concern contact:
Rochdale Adult Care
0300 303 8886 (office hours Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.45pm)
0300 303 8875 at all other times