Safeguarding adults

If you, or another vulnerable adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person please do not ignore it

If you have concerns or want to report abuse, phone Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 (out of hours 0300 555 1373) or the police on 101.

In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.

Find out about the types of harm, abuse and neglect

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board have produced a short video explaining how to recognise abuse and what you can do if you have a concern.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns - in respect of vulnerable adults and children. It brings together professionals from a range of agencies into an integrated multi-agency team.

Find information and advice

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) has information about Safeguarding Adults in Hampshire, including advice, leaflets and policy documents.

(HSAB) is a partnership committee, coordinated by the local authority to:

  • provide strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  • meet the requirements of The Care Act 2014
  • support current good practice in adult safeguarding

Connect to Support Hampshire also has information about protecting adults from abuse.

Your rights

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services, protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Your rights explained

Safe Place scheme

Safe Place scheme is for vulnerable people and people with learning difficulties. This scheme provides a safe place to go for people feeling scared or upset while out on their own.

Prevent (raising concerns about terrorism)

Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

If you are concerned that someone may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism or being radicalised and there is no immediate threat, you can refer the individual for support by contacting any one of the following:

  • Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 (you will be asked to complete the Prevent Referral Form)
  • Hampshire Police on 101
  • Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321

You can also download and complete the Prevent National Referral Form to make a referral.

If you consider there to be an immediate threat to life, you should call 999 without delay.

If you have found material online which is illegal or of an extremist nature, as well as making a referral in any one of the above ways, you can also report it anonymously.