Report it: adults

Abuse comes in many forms and more than one type of abuse may be happening at the same time. We understand you might be worried about the consequences of reporting abuse, but the person concerned may not be able to report it themselves and could be relying on you to voice your concerns. We will make sure you are given help and advice throughout. Please do not assume that somebody else will recognise and report what you have seen or heard.

Report abuse:  

  • Tel: 0845 604 2719. Email: VAStaffordshire@staffordshire.gov.uk
  • A trained member of staff will be available to help you between 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday-Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 8:30am - 4:30pm Fridays.
  • To report a concern outside of these hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Service. Tel: 0845 6042886. Text: 0845 6042886

What happens next?

This will depend on the wishes of the person and the seriousness of the situation. In response to your call, trained staff will carry out a careful and sensitive enquiry in line with locally agreed procedures. Information and advice will be offered so that the person and their family can make an informed choice about any practical help they need or action they wish to take. If they are unable to make an informed choice, care will be taken to support and protect them and do what is best for them.

Can I remain anonymous?

You will be asked about your own details but as a member of the public, you can choose to remain anonymous.

What will happen after I've reported my concerns? 

This will depend on the seriousness of the situation. In response to a call, trained staff will carry out a careful and sensitive enquiry in line with locally agreed procedures. The information provided will be discussed with other organisations including the police. Meetings may be held to agree what will happen next. Information and advice will be offered so that choices can be made and help given.

Other sources of advice Staffordshire Police, non Emergency

101

Crimestoppers

0800 555 111

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

Action on Elder Abuse

0808 808 8141

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

03000 616 161