Abuse can take place in a person’s own home, in a nursing home or care home or a day centre or hospital. Often, people who are abused are the least likely to tell someone about it. If you are concerned about someone’s safety please do not ignore it. Get in touch with us and we will do something about it. This may mean acting directly on your information and/or contacting other services to put an end to an abusive or neglectful situation.
We will also provide information and offer practical advice to the person suffering abuse, so that they can make an informed choice about any help they might need, or any action they may wish to take. If they are unable to make an informed choice, care will be taken to support and protect them.
Abuse can take many forms:
Get in touch
Tell us about your concerns by calling Careline: 0151 233 3800 or contact the Police: 0151 709 6010 or dial 999 in an emergency.
Merseyside has a Safeguarding Adults Combined Board made up of representatives from Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral councils, the NHS, Police, independent care providers and the voluntary sector.
The Board treats cases of suspected abuse very seriously and all organisations work closely together – following the same policies and procedures – to make sure all cases are fully investigated and vulnerable adults are protected from harm.