Abuse or neglect is an action, or lack of action, that leads to harm occurring to another person. Abuse or neglect may be deliberate or result from negligence or ignorance.
Members of the public have a vital role in safeguarding adults through the prevention and detection of Abuse. As a result, it is the responsibility of all agencies and professionals to play their part in ensuring that there is a good level of public awareness of adult Abuse and how concerns can and should be reported.
Any signs of Abuse should be reported – do not delay.