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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council - Safeguarding Adults

Adult abuse can happen to anyone who is aged 18 or over. However adults may be at ‘greater risk’ of abuse and neglect, less able to protect themselves and ask for help if they have a physical, mental, sensory, learning or cognitive illness or disability.

Abuse may take the form of a single or series of acts, large or small, whose impact ‘adversely affects’ the individual. An adult may experience several types of abuse at the same time and there is often a lot of overlap between them, but it is also important that people should not restrict their view of what abuse and neglect can actually mean (taking advantage of someone is a common theme

For more information or if you are worried that an adult may be harmed or neglected, please click on the link below.

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