Are you worried about an Adult?
What is abuse?
Abuse exists in various forms and can be carried out by one or more people. In any form or situation, abuse is unacceptable and a violation of a person’s basic human rights.
Abuse can be:
- physical – hitting, slapping, pushing or physically restraining, or the mismanagement of medication
- emotional or psychological – shouting and swearing to make a person afraid
- sexual – unwanted touching, kissing or sexual intercourse
- financial – money or belongings taken under pressure or stolen
- neglectful – not being properly cared for, mismanaging medication or being denied privacy, choice or social contact
- discriminatory – suffering abuse or neglect on the grounds of religion, culture, gender, sexuality or disability
Abuse can take place in a person’s own home, in a residential home or a day centre or hospital. Unfortunately those being abused are often the least likely to bring the situation to anyone’s attention.
If you are concerned that an Adult is experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect please report it to Wirral Central Advice and Duty Team on 0151 606 2006 between 9am – 5pm.
Outside of these hours please call 0151 677 6557.
In an emergency always call 999.