Do you suspect an adult is being physically or emotionally abused or neglected? Report your concerns to the B&NES Virgin Care Adult Safeguarding team on 0300 247 0201. If someone is in immediate danger, dial emergency services on 999

People who need care and support to live independently, may be at greater risk of harm or abuse. Please get in touch if you or someone you know either at home or at work is experiencing abuse of any kind. It is also essential that if you are worried that someone is neglecting themselves that you know who to tell. 

Abuse may be physical, sexual or emotional. It could also be financial: being put under pressure to change a will or to give money or property away. Disrespect or ill-treatment in an institution like a care home, sheltered housing, hospital can be organisational abuse; talk to the Virgin Care Adult Safeguarding Team in B&NES.

If you are a professional or practitioner working with adults, or you want to know more about our policies, Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB), leaflets, posters and more please visit our safeguarding page for professionals and practitioners.