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SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN PARTNERSHIP - WEST BERKSHIRE

WHAT IS ABUSE?

Abuse can happen anywhere. It may happen at home, in a care home, hospital, day centre or in a public place. Anyone can be an abuser, but it is usually someone known to the person.

Abuse can take many forms and may include:

  • Physical abuse

  • Domestic abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Psychological abuse

  • Financial or material abuse

  • Modern slavery

  • Discriminatory abuse

  • Sexual exploitation

  • Organisational abuse

  • Neglect or acts of omission

  • Self neglect.


CONTACT

If you are concerned that an adult is being abused or neglected:

In an emergency situation call the Police on 999.

If you think there has been a crime but it is not an emergency, call the Police on 101.


If you are concerned about yourself or another adult who may be being abused or neglected, contact Adult Social Care in the area in which the person lives, on the numbers, email address, or by completing an online form


Reading - call 0118 937 3747 or email safeguarding.adults@reading.gov.uk

West Berkshire - call 01635 519056 or email safeguardingadults@westberks.gov.uk

Wokingham call 0118 974 6371 or email Adultsafeguardinghub@wokingham.gov.uk


For help out of normal working hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01344 786 543 or email edt@bracknell-forest.gov.uk


References and Website; https://www.berkshirewestsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/scp

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