Stop Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
If you believe that someone is being abused contact your local
Social Care Team. You will be listened
to and you will be supported.
How do I report someone abusing me?
Or how do I
report that I think that someone else is being abused?
If you see an incident and the person has been harmed or is at
immediate risk of harm contact the Emergency Services by
If the person is not at immediate risk of harm, please
report the matter to the Police using the non-emergency number
0845 458 0000 or email the Police at PublicContact@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Hearing and speech impaired textphone users should use Text
Relay, the national telephone relay service. Dial
18001 before the telephone number or
18000 in an emergency.
You can also report the matter, regarding a vulnerable adult, to
Social Services at Cheshire East Council by telephone on
0300 123 5010.
If you are in any doubt about whether it is
abuse or not - please call.
All contacts to Cheshire East Council will be treated with
respect and in confidence. We will respond to the matter as a high
What will I be asked?
You will be asked for basic information about the person you are
concerned about, and who is the alleged abuser. You will be asked
about yourself, and what you heard or saw. Information will then be
shared on a “needs to know” basis, but you will be kept informed
about who has to be told, for example, the Police if a crime may
have been committed.
What will happen next?
The relevant agencies will
work with the person who may be being abused, to find
out what has happened, and what action the person wants taking
next. The agencies will also work with the alleged abuser
to prevent, reduce or stop further abuse from happening.
We also have information about Mental
Capacity including choices that are available which relate to
advanced decisions to refuse medical
treatment and Lasting power of
A Vulnerable adult is any person aged 18 or over who is or may
be in need of community care services because:
- of mental or other disability, age or illness
- they are or may be unable to take care of him /
- they are unable to protect him / herself from significant harm
or serious exploitation