National Safeguarding Day

27th February 2017

In support of National Safeguarding Day on 28 February we’re urging staff and the public to report abuse.  If something is happening to an adult or child that concerns you, it’s time to speak up.

Could you spot the signs of abuse?

 Did you know that neglect is the most common form of abuse in the South East region?

 Abuse can take many different forms, such as financial, physical or domestic abuse, as well as modern slavery and self-neglect.

 There are many signs that could indicate someone is being abused. These include:


    • having unexplained injuries or injuries inconsistent with explanation given
    • missing health appointments
    • unexplained withdrawals from their bank account
    • denying themselves medical treatment, or
    • appearing withdrawn or distressed.


You can report any concerns you have to the following phone numbers. However, in an emergency call 999.


    • For adults: 0345 60 80 191 (this number is open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week)
    • For children: 01323 464222



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