All adults aged 18 years and over should be able to live free from fear and harm and have their rights and choices respected.
Abuse can happen anywhere – in a residential or nursing home, in someones own home, in a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing or in the street.
Information on recognising abuse can be found on our Recognising Abuse page.
Who to call
If you have a concern, suspicion or allegation that an adult is being subjected to harm, abuse or neglect you should contact:
Non-urgent referrals - Peterborough Adult Social Care
Within office hours - Peterborough Adult Social Care
- 01733 747474 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
Outside office hours - Emergency Duty Team
If you think a crime has taken place, you may call the Police on 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency.
More information about safeguarding adults
More information can be found on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board page
If your concern relates to a child or young person, please visit safeguarding children.