Report abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult

Sometimes people have to rely on other people to help them in their day-to-day living. This might be due to disability, illness or frailty.

Depending on others means adults can become vulnerable and at risk. Sometimes even from the people they know, such as a relative, friend, neighbour or paid carer.

Abuse can take place in a person's own home, in a residential or nursing home or a day centre or hospital. Unfortunately those being abused are often the least likely to bring the situation to anyone's attention.

How can we help?

If you see or know of, a worrying situation, please do not ignore it.

We will also provide information and offer practical advice to the person suffering abuse, so that they can make an informed choice about any help they might need, or any action they may wish to take. 

If they are unable to make an informed choice, care will be taken to support and protect them.

Safeguarding adults

You can find out more about how we safeguard adults including our policies and procedures by visiting the Wigan Safeguarding Adults Board (external link).

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